Nava Ashraf is a Canadian economist who is a professor of economics at the London School of Economics as well as research director of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship. Her research interests include development economics, behavioral economics, and family economics.[1]

Biography

Ashraf earned a B.A. in economics from Stanford University in 1998, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. After her studies, she began working at Harvard Business School in the Negotiation, Organizations and Markets Unit as assistant professor (2005–10) and later as associate professor (2010–16). Since 2016 Ashraf has been a professor at the London School of Economics. Ashraf maintains affiliations with the CEPR, J-PAL, and BREAD, in particular as research director of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship and co-director of the psychology and economics programme within the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). She is also an editor of Economica and a referee for numerous academic journals in economics.[2] She is a Fellow of the European Economic Association.[3]

Research

Ashraf's research focuses on development economics, behavioral economics, and family economics. Findings of her research include:

Awards

References

  1. ^ Webpage of Nava Ashraf on the webpage of LSE. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Curriculum vitae of Nava Ashraf on the website of LSE. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "EEA - Fellows of the European Economics Association". www.eeassoc.org. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  4. ^ Ashraf, N., Karlan, D., Yin, W. (2006). Tying Odysseus to the Mast: Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 121(2), pp. 635-672.
  5. ^ Ashraf, N. (2009). Spousal Control and Intra-Household Decision-Making: An Experimental Study in the Philippines. American Economic Review, 99(4), pp. 1245-1277.
  6. ^ Ashraf, N., Bohnet, I., Piankov, N. (2006). Decomposing trust and trustworthiness. Experimental Economics, 9(3), pp. 193-208.
  7. ^ Ashraf, N., Field, E., Lee, J. (2014). Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia. American Economic Review, 104(7), pp. 2210-2237.
  8. ^ Kaiser, J. (2011). Does Family Planning Bring Down Fertility? Science, 333, pp. 548-549.
  9. ^ Ashraf, N., Berry, J., Shapiro, J.M. (2010). Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia. American Economic Review, 100(5), pp. 2383-2413.
  10. ^ Grand Challenges Canada. Global Stars in Health: Nava Ashraf. Retrieved from YouTube on February 5, 2018.
  11. ^ 1995 recipients of the Order of British Columbia. Retrieved February 5, 2018.