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Pascaline Dupas
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research




■   Sophie's choice? Not quite

      (February 2015). My op-ed response to a January 2015 New York Times article on bed nets and fish.




■    The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana

     (with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer)

      [PDF] February 2017.


■   Decentralization and Efficiency of Subsidy Targeting: Evidence from Chiefs in Rural Malawi

     (with Pia Basurto and Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF]   Revised March 2017


■   Governance and Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies: Evidence from Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

       (with Rebecca Dizon-Ross and Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF] Revised January 2017.


■   Risk Information, Risk Salience, and Adolescent Sexual Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Cameroon

      (with Elise Huillery and Juliette Seban)

      [PDF]  January 2017.


■   The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control

      (with Jonathan Robinson and Santiago Saavedra)

      [PDF]  Revised September 2016.

      Related surveys:  [Daily Log]   [Weekly Recall]   [Baseline]


■   Banking the Unbanked? Evidence from three countries

     (with Dean Karlan, Jonathan Robinson and Diego Ubfal)

      [PDF] July 2016. R&R, AEJ: Applied Economics


■   The Effect of Savings Accounts on Interpersonal Financial Relationships: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Kenya

      (with Anthony Keats and Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF] Revised November 2016. R&R, Economic  Journal


■    Estimating the Impact of Means-tested Subsidies under Treatment Externalities with Application to Anti-Malarial Bednets 

     (with Debopam Bhattacharya and Shin Kanaya)

      [PDF] January 2013.





■    Impacts and Determinants of Health Levels in Low-Income Countries

      (with Edward Miguel)

      [PDF] April 2016. Forthcoming in Handbook of Field Experiments


■    Targeting health subsidies through a nonprice mechanism: A randomized controlled trial in Kenya

      (with Vivian Hoffmann, Michael Kremer and Alix Peterson Zwane)

      [PDF] Science Vol. 353(6302), pp. 889-895, 26 August 2016           [DATA]


■    Education, HIV, and Early Fertility: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

     (with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer)

      [PDF] American Economic Review Vol. 105(9), pp. 2257-97, September 2015           [DATA]


■    School Governance, Teacher Incentives and Pupil-Teacher Ratios: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Primary Schools

      (with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer)             [DATA]

      [PDF] Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 123, pp. 92-110, March 2015.

      (Previously circulated as "Additional Resources versus Organizational Changes in Education: Experimental Evidence from Kenya")


■    Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A "Labeled Cash Transfer" for Education

     (with Najy Benhassine, Florencia Devoto, Esther Duflo, and Victor Pouliquen)

      [PDF]  AEJ: Economic Policy 7(3), pp. 86-125, August 2015                 [DATA]


■    Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment

      (with Jessica Cohen and Simone Schaner)

      [PDF] American Economic Review 105(2), pp. 609-645, February 2015             [DATA]

      Web Appendices:  [Web Appendix M]   [Web Appendix H]


■    Getting Essential Health Products to Their End Users: Subsidize, but How Much?

      [PDF] Science, Vol. 345, Issue 6202, pp. 1279-1281, 12 September 2014.


■    Global Health Systems: Pricing and User Fees

      [PDF] Encyclopedia of Health Economics  vol. 2, Anthony J. Culyer, Ed. (Elsevier, San Diego, 2014). pp. 136-141.


■   Short-Run Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption of New Health Products: Evidence from a Field Experiment

     [PDF] Econometrica 82(1), pp. 197-28, January 2014        [DATA]


■    Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments (with Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF] [Web Appendix] American Economic Review  103(4), pp. 1138-71, June 2013        [DATA]


■    Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

      (with Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF] AEJ: Applied Economics  5(1), pp. 163-92, January 2013     [DATA]


■    Challenges in Banking the Rural Poor: Evidence from Kenya's Western Province

      (with Sarah Green, Anthony Keats, and Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF] in African Successes Vol. III: Modernization and Development. (NBER Conference Report.)

        Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil, editors. University of Chicago Press.  


■    The (Hidden) Costs of Political Instability: Evidence from Kenya's 2007 Election Crisis

      (with Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF] Journal of Development Economics 99(2), pp. 314-329, November 2012 


■    Happiness on Tap: Piped Water Adoption in Urban Morocco

      (with Florencia Devoto, Esther Duflo, William Pariente and Vincent Pons)

      [PDF]  AEJ: Economic Policy 4(4), pp. 68-99, November 2012     [DATA]


■   Inferring Welfare Maximizing Treatment Assignment under Budget Constraints

     (with Debopam Bhattacharya)

      [PDF] Journal of Econometrics 167(1), pp. 168-196, March 2012.


■    Health Behavior in Developing Countries

      [PDF]  Annual Review of Economics Vol. 3, pp. 425-449, September 2011.


■    Peer Effects, Teacher Incentives, and the Impact of Tracking: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya

     (with Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer)

      [PDF] [Web Appendix] [CORRIGENDUM] American Economic Review 101(5), pp. 1739-74, August 2011.   [DATA] 


■    Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

      [PDF] [CORRIGENDUM]  AEJ: Applied Economics 3 (1), pp.1-36, January 2011.       [DATA]

      (Previously circulated as "Relative Risks and the Market for Sex: Teenagers, Sugar Daddies, and HIV in Kenya")


■   Coping with Political Instability: Micro Evidence from Kenya’s 2007 Election Crisis

     (with Jonathan Robinson)

      [PDF]  American Economic Review P&P 100(2):120-124, May 2010.


■   Free Distribution or Cost-Sharing? Evidence from a Randomized Malaria Prevention Experiment

      (with Jessica Cohen)

      [PDF]  [Web Appendix] Quarterly Journal of Economics 125 (1), pp.1-45, February 2010.      [DATA]


■   What matters (and what does not) in households' decision to invest in malaria prevention?

      [PDF]  American Economic Review P&P  99(2): 224-230, May 2009.      [DATA]




■   The Impact of Conditional In-Kind Subsidies on Preventative Health Behaviors: Evidence from Kenya

      [PDF]  July 2005


■  Comparing the Paths of the Unemployed in France and the United States (with Daniel Cohen)

      [PDF]  (in French)  Economie et Statistique, 2000, vol. 332-333, pp.17-26.