Martina Björkman Nyqvist joined the department in 2011 and before that she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics (IGIER affiliate) at Bocconi University in Milan.
Martina is an affiliate of J-Pal and a CEPR Research Fellow.
Research interests and projects:
Her research interests include development economics, health economics, and education.
She is currently conducting research projects in Uganda, Lesotho, and Nigeria.
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Mothers Care More, But Fathers Decide: Educating Parents about Child Health in Uganda, 2017, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 107(5): 496–500. (with Seema Jayachandran).
Experimental Evidence of the Long-Run Impact of Community Based Monitoring, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2017, 9(1): pp 33-69. (with Damien de Walque and Jakob Svensson).
“High Maternal Mortality in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria, Estimated Using the Sisterhood Method”, 2017, forthcoming in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (with Jessica Leight and Vandana Sharma).
“Illness recognition, decision-making and care-seeking for maternal and newborn complications: A qualitative study in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria”, 2017, forthcoming Journal of Nutrition, Population and Health (with Vandana Sharma, Jessica Leight, Fatima AbdulAziz, and Nadège Giroux)
Income Shocks and Gender Gaps in Education: Evidence from Uganda, Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 105: pp 237-253.
(featured in The Economist, Nov. 2013)
When is Community-Based Monitoring Effective? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Primary Health in Uganda, Journal of European Economic Association, 2010, 8:2-3: 571-581 (with Jakob Svensson)
Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment on Community-Based Monitoring in Uganda, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2009, 124:2: 735–769 (with Jakob Svensson)
Supplemental Online Appendix
Local Accountability Improves Health Services, in T. Besley and R. Jayaraman (eds.), 2010, Institutional Microeconomics of Development, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (with Ritva Reinikka and Jakob Svensson)
Incentivizing Safer Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Lottery Experiment on HIV Prevention
, 2016, CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11542, (Joint with Lucia Corno, Damien de Walque, and Jakob Svensson). [Revise and resubmit American Economic Journal: Applied Economics]
,- CEPR's Policy Portal, Jan. 2017; featured in NY Times Fixes blog
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Reducing Child Mortality in the Last Mile: A Randomized Social Entrepreneurship Intervention in Uganda, 2016, CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11515 (Joint with Andrea Guariso, Jakob Svensson and David Yanagizawa-Drott).
Can Good Products Drive Out Bad? Evidence from Local Markets for (Fake?) Antimalarial Medicine in Uganda, 2012, CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. 9114 (with Jakob Svensson and David Yanagizawa-Drott)
(featured in NY Times Fixes blog, June 2014)
Preferences Versus Bargaining Power: The Effects of Targeting
Mothers or Fathers to Improve Child Health, 2017, unpublished working paper, (with Seema Jayachandran).
Community Health Educators and Maternal Health: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial, 2017, unpublished working paper (with Jessica Leight and Vandana Sharma).
Ongoing field projects:
Scaling-up the Living Goods/BRAC entrepreneurial Community Health Worker model in Uganda (with Andrea Guariso and Jakob Svensson).
The Effects of Poverty and Information on Human Trafficking in the Philippines (Joint with Elsa Artadi and Eliana La Ferrara)
Strengthening the Midwife Service Scheme with Community Focused Interventions: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Field Trial in Nigeria (Joint with Jessica Leight and Vandana Sharma)