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Looking at how targeting mechanisms and educational intervention designs can improve economic mobility, if at all. Interested in education and development economics.
Beliefs shape the culture in any community, which impacts the State. However, States also exercise the power of shaping beliefs. In this paper we examined the relationship between individual’s confidence in the State and their beliefs in hard work, agency and their justification of crime. Using, multi-level models we find a positive association bet...
Teachers are at the heart of the education process; in attempts to improve teacher quality there has been a trend in the US and elsewhere to incentivize teachers to put in more effort. This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing and designing different incentive schemes informed by the structure and quality of tasks constituting the k...
In this paper we propose a behaviorally informed intervention to address the 'learning crisis' plaguing government schools in Indian. The proposed intervention is aimed at encouraging government school teachers to create and employ lesson plans to increase their effectiveness and improve student learning outcomes. We use behaviorally informed tools...
In this paper, I examine the theory of change behind NECS through Skinner and Bandura’s Development Theories, by taking Achievement First (AF) network of 34 charter schools (AF, n.d.), as a case study to analyze the theory of NECS in application. In the analysis of AF’s theory of change (TOC), I find that many of the elements of AF’s TOC are in-lin...
Household decisions are highly influenced by social interactions. In this paper, I identify the effect of social interactions (networks) on the likelihood of a rural household in Vietnam installing a sanitary latrine between 2012 and 2013. I do so using the baseline and midterm surveys collected to evaluate the CHOBA intervention. 2,139 households...
Propose a behaviorally informed intervention to address the ‘learning crisis’ plaguing the government school in the Indian Education System. The proposed intervention is aimed at encouraging government school teachers to create and employ lesson plans to increase their effectiveness and improve student learning outcomes. The paper uses behaviorally informed tools such as enhanced active choice, defaults, anchors, and checklists and behavioral insights on social norms and present-bias to inform our intervention design.