February 16, 2017
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On February 13th, Randeep Kaur, a PhD candidate from the University of Texas - Austin, presented her job market paper titled: “Estimating the Role of Grandparents in Household Decisions: Evidence from Neonatal Outcomes in Multigenerational Households of India.” This question is particularly relevant in developing countries where multigenerational households, i.e. households comprised of two adult generations, are quite common.  In India and South Africa more than 40% of child...

February 13, 2017
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From January 16 to January 26, Professor Ravina, Director of the NCID, and Juan Soto, research assistant, visited South Africa to meet with our local partners, strengthen our relationship with them and establish new partnerships and collaborations with other major South African actors.

In Johannesburg, Prof. Ravina and Soto met Dr. Terence McNamee, Deputy Director of the Brenthurst Foundation, one of the most prominent (policy research foundations/thinktanks) foundations in Africa. Dr. McNamee is a long-time contact of the NCID and they discussed new avenues of collaboration betwe...

February 13, 2017
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Does confidence influence demand and responsiveness for information? It’s the question Jared Gars, a PhD candidate from the University of Wisconsin, set out to address in his job market paper titled: “Confidence and Information Usage: Evidence from Soil Testing in India,” which was presented on February 2nd as part of NCID’s Weekly Seminars. This question is of great relevance as information interventions are used by policymakers to incentivize behavioral change on various circumstances, especially in developing countries.

In 2015, the Government of India l...

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