SITE Brown Bag Seminar with Abigail Barr, University of Nottingham
Cooperation in polygynous households: Findings from a lab-in-the-field study in Nigeria. Abigail Barr, University of Nottingham.
2016-05-17 at 12:00
2016-05-17 at 13:00
SITE Library, SSE, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5, 9th fl.
Abigail Barr is an Associate Professor and Reader in Economics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham. Before joining the University of Nottingham, she was a researcher at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She remains an associate of the CSAE and is also an associate of the Nuffield Centre for Experimental Social Science and the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
Abigail's research focuses on the socially embedded decision-maker. She has designed and implemented a variety of lab and lab-type experiments involving students in several countries, villagers in Zimbabwe, Colombia, Uganda, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka, private-sector waged workers and unemployed people in the UK, Chile, Peru, Ghana, South Africa, and Spain and health workers and teachers in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Albania. Four themes have dominated her work to date:
- the role of other-regarding preferences in individual decision-making;
- how people set up and hold each other to mutually beneficial agreements;
- citizens' willingness and ability to hold public service providers to account;
- and the factors and mechanisms determining individual preferences and values.
More information about Abigail Barr, her research and latest publications can be found on her website.