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Gender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context

What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behavior? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against risk of losses. We test this experimentally in a developing country setting, the Philippines...

Gender priming Gender differences
Working Paper
Consolidating behavioural economics and rational choice theory: Insights from inequality research

Using illustrations from research on inequality, this paper offers evidence on the strengths of ‘behavioural synthesis’, i.e. the reconciliation between neoclassical and behavioural economics...

Inequality Behavioral economics Behaviour
Working Paper
Ethnic disparity in altruism towards reforestation: A social preference experiment in Mindoro, Philippines

This paper presents a framed field experiment on ecological altruism in Mindoro, Philippines. Behavioural differences between ethnic groups in Mindoro—the Tagalogs and the Mangyans—were investigated...

Field experiment Forests and forestry Altruism
Working Paper
Gender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context

What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behaviour? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against the risk of losses...

Gender priming Gender differences
Working Paper
Character or context: What explains behavioural dishonesty in low-income countries?

We run a lab-in-the-field experiment with 1,060 university students in Mozambique to examine the correlates of behavioural dishonesty, distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic factors...

Cheating Dice game Behaviour
Journal Article
Effects of peers and rank on cognition, preferences, and personality

ARTICLE ON EARLY VIEW: We exploit the variation in admission cutoffs across colleges at a leading Indian university to estimate the causal effects of enrolling in a selective college on cognitive attainment, economic preferences, and Big Five persona...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Working Paper
Key behavioural characteristics of small-business owners: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Myanmar

This study investigates the role of owners’ personal preferences and behaviour in determining the success of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises using a lab-in-the-field experiment with small-business owners in Myanmar...

Entrepreneurship Risk-taking Trust
Working Paper
Campaign externalities, programmatic spending, and voting preferences in rural Mexico: The case of Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera programme

This study presents an analysis of the electoral impacts of one of the most prominent conditional cash transfers in the world: Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme...

Conditional cash transfers Information externalities Mexico
Blog
Peer influence and human capital accumulation: Evidence from Delhi University colleges

College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
Working Paper
Cognitive, socioemotional, and behavioural returns to college quality

We exploit the variation in the admissions process across colleges of a leading Indian university to estimate the causal effects of enrolling in a selective college on: cognitive attainment using scores on standardized university exams; behavioural p...

Cognitive attainment Behaviour Personality
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