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  • LSE Research | Nava Ashraf on Altruistic Capital
    LSE Research | Nava Ashraf on Altruistic Capital
  • “Human Nature and Human Developmen” by Nava Ashraf
    “Human Nature and Human Developmen” by Nava Ashraf
  • Self interest of economics and the need to create happiness, Nava Ashraf keynotes at ebbf UK event
    Self interest of economics and the need to create happiness, Nava Ashraf keynotes at ebbf UK event
  • Prof. Nava Ashraf discusses poverty and depression on BBC World News
    Prof. Nava Ashraf discusses poverty and depression on BBC World News
  • Motivating Public Sector Workers - Nava Ashraf
    Motivating Public Sector Workers - Nava Ashraf
  • Health Workers in Zambia: Co-Producing Knowledge
    Health Workers in Zambia: Co-Producing Knowledge
  • GANT - Flipping The Ladder Documentary
    GANT - Flipping The Ladder Documentary
  • LSE Marshall Institute | MILS 3 2018: Altruistic Capital
    LSE Marshall Institute | MILS 3 2018: Altruistic Capital
  • Professor Nava Ashraf on Altruistic Capital
    Professor Nava Ashraf on Altruistic Capital
  • CEPR-VDEV - Learning to Teach by Learning to Learn
    CEPR-VDEV - Learning to Teach by Learning to Learn

Learn More About Nava Ashraf

Nava Ashraf is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics. She is also Director of Research of the Marshall Institute.

Professor Ashraf’s research combines psychology and economics, using both lab and field experiments to test insights from behavioral economics in the context of global development in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. She also conducts research on questions of intra-household decision making in the areas of finance and fertility. Ashraf is best known for her work in the fields of development economics, behavioral economics, and family economics. She studies diverse world economies, seeking to discover how to increase incentives, motivation and gender equality in workplaces around the world. Her papers are published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Her recent field experiments on health services delivery and educational investment have been carried out jointly with the Ministries of Health and Education in Zambia, using a model of co-generation of knowledge.

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Nava Ashraf was last modified: October 11th, 2022 by ahelimsky@sternstrategy.com

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Learning to Teach by Learning to Learn

(Columbia University Press, April 2021)

The Distinctive Values of Bankers

(AEA Papers and Proceedings, May 2020)

Bride Price and Female Education

(The University of Chicago Press, January 2020)

Rule of Law and Female Entrepreneurship

(National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2020)

Social Incentives in Organizations

(Annual Reviews, August 2018)

Altruistic Capital

(American Economic Review, 2017)

Infrastructure, Incentives, and Institutions

(American Economic Review, 2016)