Behavior, Institutions and Development

Research topics

  • RCTs with judiciaries in Chile, Peru, Kenya, inter alia; education in France and Turkey to measure and deliver SEL in 300,000+ adolescents and teachers [Daniel Chen]
     
  • Historical development, institutional change, social conflict, and the evolution of culture [Victor Gay]
     
  • Economics of culture and identity, behavioral economics (theory and experiments), social networks, economic history [Roberta Dessi]
     
  • Experimental and behavioral economics; with a focus on the impact of psychological traits and emotions on decision making [Astrid Hopfensitz]
     
  • Personalized medicine, incentives and the regulation and medical use of the information generated by genetic tests.[ Philippe De Donder]

  • Inequality in human capital and demand for education [Nicolas Pistolesi]
     
  • Family economics, child health and human capital accumulation in developing countries [Augustin Tapsoba]
     
  • Political economy of peace and violent conflict [Jean-Paul Azam]
     
  • Competition between religious organisations; economic influences on gender violence; interactions between individual and social learning [Paul Seabright]
     
  • Addressing market failures and risks in developing countries with the tools of industrial organization, regulation, public and behavioral economics [Emmanuelle Auriol]
     
  • Collective intelligence, complexity, interactions between individuals and social learning [Adrien Blanchet]
     
  • Development economics, with a focus on infrastructure, procurement, and more generally institutional development [Stéphane Straub]
     
  • The long-term co-evolution of inequality, labor markets, and political institutions [Mohamed Saleh]
     
  • Relying on applied industrial organization, regulation, and econometric models to understand the impediments to the development of market economies with an emphasis on the role of the utilities' reforms [Farid Gasmi]
     
  • Large-scale data collection on citizens' expectations for machine ethics [Jean-François Bonnefon]
     
  • Political economy of institutional reform [Karine van der Straeten]
     
  • Labor market frictions and human capital accumulation in developing countries [Matteo Bobba]
     
  • Theoretical models on the long-term evolution of preferences and of family-related behaviors [Ingela Alger]