I am an economist working in the World Bank Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa region. I study how risk and uncertainty shape economic decision making. Some current work looks at how religious institutions in developing countries act as insurers. I have approached many questions through a variety of lab, field, and lab-type field experiments in what some coauthors insist on calling “exotic places”. Please click here for my CV.
- Measuring Time and Risk Preferences in an Integrated
(with M. Abdellaoui, E. Kemel, F. Vieider)
- God insures those who pay: formal insurance and religious offering
in Ghana. May 2018.
(with E. Auriol, J. Lassebie, E. Raiber, P. Seabright) pdf
revision requested at The Quarterly Journal of Economics
- Time for Tea Now. Discounting for Money and Consumption without the Utility Confound. May 2018.
(with M. Abdellaoui, E. Kemel, F.Vieider) pdf
- Take your time or take your chance: Time discounting as a distorted probability. February 2018.
(with M. Abdellaoui, E. Kemel, F. Vieider) pdf
Work in progress
- Risk, rationality, and economic well-being: evidence from Indian
(with S. Choi and F. Vieider)
- A comparison of risk elicitation mechanisms in the field.
(with F. Vieider)
- Platform competition between religious organisations. Evidence from Pentecostal churches in Ghana.