This page links to working papers in the CSAE working paper series with a behavioural focus. In time, this will also include work-in-progress papers with a more psychological focus. These include works that are currently ongoing and drafts under submission for publication or in the pre-publication stage.
The keywords filter publications by areas of behavioural economics research, namely: beliefs, mental health, preferences, cognition, decision-making and behavioural biases. They also filter publications by the outcomes examined: agriculture, credit, saving and insurance, education, enterprise, governance, intimate partner violence (IPV), intra-household bargaining, labour, technology adoption, welfare and poverty.
Estimates of “present-bias” among the poor may be exaggerated if poor individuals are credit-constrained and expect to have greater liquidity in the future. A conducted experiment in rural Pakistan provides causal evidence of this effect.
Researchers test the effects of two light-touch psychological interventions on water chlorination and related health and economic outcomes.
Researchers study whether extensions such as coaching and training can augment the poverty relief effects of cash transfers, or do they unnecessarily constrain the agency of recipients in the allocation of program resources.
Researchers investigate the role of social and intra-household norms in women’s decision to hide money from their male household members through artefactual field experiments with microfinance clients receiving start-up loans and training as part of a RCT in Pakistan.
Researchers conduct a field experiment in Pakistan to test the demand for flexibility and for soft and hard commitment among clients of a micro-finance institution.
Researchers present field experimental evidence where assessing workseekers’ skills, giving workseekers their assessment results, and helping them to credibly share these results with firms increases workseekers’ employment and earnings.
Researchers test the impact of a role model on secondary school student exam performance in Uganda.