Nava Ashraf is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Director of Research of the Marshall Institute, Co-Director of the Psychology and Economics program at STICERD, and co-Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre, Zambia.
Learning to see the world’s opportunities: The Impact of Imagery on Entrepreneurial Success
(Nava Ashraf; Gharad Bryan; Alexia Delfino; Emily Holmes; Leonardo Iacovone; and Ashley Pople)
May 2022, Working Paper | [PDF]
Gender Roles and the Misallocation of Labour Across Countries
(Nava Ashraf; Oriana Bandiera; Virginia Minni; and Victor Quintas-Martínez)
May 2022, Working Paper | [PDF]
(Nava Ashraf; Edward Glaeser; Abraham Holland; and Bryce Millett Steinberg)
(Nava Ashraf; Oriana Bandiera; Edward Davenport; and Scott S. Lee)
May 2020, American Economic Review 110(5): 1355-94 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Negotiating a Better Future: How Interpersonal Skills Facilitate Inter-Generational Investment.
(Nava Ashraf; Natalie Bau; Corinne Low; and Kathleen McGinn)
May 2020, Quarterly Journal of Economics 135, no. 2: 1095–1151 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Traditional Beliefs and Learning about Maternal Risk in Zambia.
(Nava Ashraf; Erica Field; Giuditta Rusconi; Alessandra Voena; and Roberta Ziparo)
2017, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 107 (5) | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Online Appendix] | [BibTeX]
No Margin, No Mission? A Field Experiment on Incentives for Public Services Delivery.
(Nava Ashraf; Oriana Bandiera; and B. Kelsey Jack)
December 2014, Journal of Public Economics 120: 1-17 | [PDF] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia.
(Nava Ashraf; Erica Field, and Jean Lee)
July 2014, American Economic Review 104(7) | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Online Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Information and Subsidies: Complements or Substitutes?
(Nava Ashraf; B. Kelsey Jack; and Emir Kamenica)
April 2013, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 88: 133–139 | [PDF] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia.
(Nava Ashraf; James Berry; and Jesse M. Shapiro)
December 2010, American Economic Review no. 5: 2383–2413 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya.
(Nava Ashraf; Xavier Gine; and Dean Karlan)
November 2009, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(4): 973-990 | [PDF] | [BibTeX]
Spousal Control and Intra–Household Decision Making: An Experimental Study in the Philippines.
September 2009, American Economic Review 99 (4): 1245–1277 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [Appendix] | [BibTeX]
Tying Odysseus to the Mast: Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines.
(Nava Ashraf; Dean Karlan; and Wesley Yin)
May 2006, Quarterly Journal of Economics 121, no. 2: 635–672 | [PDF] | [Data/Code] | [BibTeX]
- Winner of TIAA–CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award Certificate of Excellence For an outstanding research publication containing ideas that the public and private sectors can use to maintain and improve America’s lifelong financial well-being presented by TIAA–CREF Institute.
- Read an interview about this article in HBS Working Knowledge.
Other Publications and Book Chapters
Evaluating the Effects of Large Scale Health Interventions in Developing Countries: The Zambian Malaria Initiative.
(Nava Ashraf; Gunther Fink; and David N. Weil)
2016, African Successes, Volume II: Human Capital, edited by Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson and David N. Weil, Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 13-58 | [PDF] | [BibTeX]
Contraceptive Access and Fertility: The Impact of Supply-Side Interventions.
(Nava Ashraf; Erica Field; and Jessica Leight)
September 2014, Working Paper | [PDF]
The Psycho-Social Benefits of Access to Contraception:Experimental Evidence from Zambia.
(Nava Ashraf; Marric Buessing; Erica Field; and Jessica Leight)
August 2014, Working Paper | [PDF]
Rx: Human Nature: How Behavioral Economics Is Promoting Better Health Around the World.
April 2013, Harvard Business Review 91 (4): 119–125. | [PDF] | [BibTeX]
My Policies or Yours: Does OECD Support for Agriculture Increase Poverty in Developing Countries?
(Nava Ashraf; Margaret S. McMillan; and Alix Peterson Zwane)
March 2007, In Globalization and Poverty, edited by Ann Harrison. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: 183-240 | [PDF] | [BibTeX]
- Read the New York Times article citing this paper.