Featured Funded Projects

CDEP student grants are currently postponed due to COVID-19.

Faculty Grants


The Long-term Impacts of a Nutritional Supplementation and Early Childhood Stimulation Program: A 40-year Follow-up to an Experimental Intervention

Researchers: Douglas Almond with Valentina Duque

Pricing Daughters and the Economic Burden of Disease: Evidence from the Menengitis Belt

Researcher: Belinda Archibong with Francis Annan

Outcome-Based Incentives in Export Markets

Researchers: Eric Verhoogen with Giacomo de Giorgi and Aminur Rahman

External Validity of School Choice Effects: Evidence from 350 Markets

Researchers: Miguel Urquiola and Kiki Pop-Eleches with Robert Ainsworth, Rajeev Deheja, and Miika Rokkanen


The Anatomy of Tariff Evasion in Liberia

Researchers: Jonas Hjort with Anders Jensen and Golvine de Rochambeau

The Andean Way? Understanding Corruption and Ineffeciency in Peru

Researcher: Paul Lagunes

Impacts of Glyphosate Use in Agriculture on Human Health

Researchers: Rodrigo R. Soares with Mateus Dias and Rudi Rocha

Asymmetric Information in the Household: Fathers, Children, and Peer-Pressure

Researchers: Anja Tolonen with Eeshani Kandpal and Carolin Sjoholm


Do National Youth Service Programs Reduce Intergroup Bias?

Researchers: Belinda Archibong and Anja Tolonen

The Arrival of Fast Internet and Skilled Job Creation in Africa

Researchers: Jonas Hjort with Jonas Poulsen

Understanding Human Capital Accumulation in Developing Countries: A Field Experiment with Adaptive Countries

Researchers: Supreet Kaur with Heather Schofield and Sidra Rehman

The True Costs of Incentivizing Small Firms to Formalize in Developing Countries

Researchers: Francois Gerard

Student Grants


Giving Birth under the Weather

Researcher: Sandra Aguilar-Gomez, PhD Student in Sustainable Development

Benefit Disclosure in Financial Choices - A Field Experiment in Vietnam

Researcher: Han Huynh, PhD Student in Economics

Does Identity Affect Labor Supply

Researcher: Suanna Oh, PhD Student in Economics


The Poor Tax: Social Sharing Norms and Labor Supply in Ivory Coast

Researcher: Florian Grosset, PhD Student in Sustainable Development, SIPA, with Supreet Kaur, Aletheia Donald, and Eliana Carranza

The Effect of Innovation Subsidies in Peru

Researcher: David Serrano, PhD Student in Economics

Merging to Dodge Taxes? Unexpected Consequences of VAT Adoption in India

Researcher: Divya Singh, PhD Student in Economics


Fraud on Mobile Financial Markets: Evidence from a Pilot Audit Study

Researcher: Francis Annan, PhD Student in Sustainable Development, SIPA

Militant Recruitment in and out of Ceasefire

Researcher: Kolby Hanson, PhD Student in Political Science

The Effects of Violence on Commercial Loans: Evidence from Mexico's Narco-Wars

Researcher: Lorenzo Lagos, PhD Student in Economics

Limited Liability and Economic Activity: Evidence from Columbia

Researcher: Lorenzo Pessina, PhD Student in Economics


Insurance Effects and Health Care Utilization: Evidence from Ghana's M-Insurance Revolution

Researcher: Francis Annan, PhD Student in Sustainable Development, SIPA

Transport Industry in Liberia

Researcher: Golvine de Rochambeau, PhD Student in Economics

Credit Scoring Meets Small Agricultural Lending: Exogeneous Shocks, Recovery, and Access to Formal Credit

Researcher: Nicolás de Roux, CDEP Fellow and PhD Student in Economics

Nation-State Formation and Political Transitions: An Empirical Analysis of Apartheid in South Africa

Researcher: Thomas Leavitt, PhD Student in Political Science

Poll Booth Safety and Women Turnout: Evidence from India

Researcher: Divya Singh, PhD Student in Economics

Dear Manager: Complaints, Vertical Accountability, and Electricity Delivery in Rural India

Researcher: Jason C. Wong, PhD Student in Sustainable Development, SIPA


Technological Growth, Climate Change, and Rural Labor Markets

Researcher: Anthony Louis D'Agostino, CDEP Fellow and PhD Student in Sustainable Development, SIPA

Enpowering the Rural Poor in the Legal Arena: An Experimental Design for the Argentinean Chaco Region

Researcher: Jorge Mangonnet, PhD Student in Political Science

The Spillover Effects of Cocaine Labor Markets: Child Labor and Human Capital in Peru

Researcher: Maria Micaela Sviatschi, CDEP Fellow and PhD Student in Economics