Publications

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

EDUCATION

Disentangling Disadvantage: Can We Distinguish Good Teaching from Classroom Composition?  Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 8(1): 84-111, January 2015. [LINK]

Resource Constraints and Educational Attainment in Developing Countries: Colombia 1945-200. Juan Esteban Saavedra, Journal of Development Economics, 99(1): 80-91, September 2012. [LINK]

Can Colleges Cultivate Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Writing and Interpersonal Skills? Anna Rosefsky Saavedra and Juan Esteban Saavedra, Economics of Education Review, 30(6): 1516-1526, December 2011. [LINK]

Are Educational Vouchers Only Redistributive? Bettinger, E., Kremer, M. and Saavedra, J. E, The Economic Journal, 120(546): F204-F228, August 2010.  [LINK]

 

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Assortative Matching Under Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Malawi, Manuela Angelucci and Daniel Bennett, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, May 2017, 107(5).

The Cost of Convenience? Transaction Costs, Bargaining Power, and Savings Account Use in Kenya, Simone Schaner, Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources, 2016.

Do Opposites Detract? Intrahousehold Preference Heterogeneity and Inefficient Strategic Savings. Simone Schaner, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2015, 7(2), pp. 135-174.

The Big Sort: College Reputation and Labor Market Outcomes, W. Bentley MacLeod, Evan Riehl, Juan E. Saavedra and Miguel Urquiola, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 9(3): 223-261, July 2017. [LINK] [LINK to NBER working paper #21230]

Fiscal Governance in Colombia (in Spanish), Juan E. Saavedra, Planeación y Desarrollo, 30, October 1999.

 

HEALTH

Learning, Hygiene, and Traditional Medicine, Daniel Bennett, Syed Ali Asjad Naqvi, Wolf-Peter SchmidtThe Economic Journal, Forthcoming.  

The Indirect Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy: Mortality Risk, Mental Health, and HIV-Negative Labor Supply, with V Baranov, Daniel Bennett and HP Kohler, Journal of Health Economics, 44, 2015, 195-211. 

Constraints on Compliance and the Impact of Health Information in Rural Pakistan, Daniel Bennett, SAA Naqvi and WP Schmidt, Health Economics, 24(9), 2015, 1065-81. 

Health Care Competition and Antibiotic Use in Taiwan, Daniel Bennett, CL Hung and TL Lauderdale, Journal of Industrial Economics, 63(2), 2015, 371-393.

Learning During a Crisis: the SARS Epidemic in Taiwan, Daniel Bennett, CF Chiang and A Malani, Journal of Development Economics, 112, 2015, 1-18. 

Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence From a Randomized Controlled Trial”, Jessica Cohen, Pascaline Dupas, and Simone Schaner, American Economic Review, 2015, 105(2), 609-645. 


POVERTY

Does Clean Water Make You Dirty? Water Supply and Sanitation in the Philippines, Daniel Bennett, Journal of Human Resources, 47(1), 2012, 147-73.

Educational Impacts and Cost-Effectiveness of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs in Developing Countries: A Meta-Analysis, Sandra Garcia and Juan E. Saavedra, Review of Educational Research, July 2017 [LINK]. [LINK to NBER working paper # 23594]


POLICY REPORTS

Juan E. Saavedra et al, Youth Savings Patterns and Performance in Colombia, Kenya, Ghana and Nepal (with the YouthSave Research Consortium), YouthSave Research Report, Center for Social Development Publication # 2015-01. [LINK]. Public release summary [LINK]

Juan E. Saavedra et al, Evaluation of Norwegian Multilateral Support to Basic Education: Synthesis Report (with the Development Portfolio Management Group), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation report # 7/2015. [LINK]

Juan E. Saavedra et al, Evaluation Series of NORHED Higher Education and Research for Development: Theory of Change and Evaluation Methods (with the Development Portfolio Management Group), Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation report # 4/2014. [LINK].