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I am a development economist whose research interests span issues in health and public economics. I am particularly interested in two areas. First, responses of local governments and communities on mitigating unintended consequences of a large-scale policy. In this area, I study the impacts of and responses to rice import restriction in Indonesia. I find evidence that local governments directed more public goods and development projects to adversely affected villages, and these actions are plausibly not motivated by political reasons. In another area, I focus on the interrelationship between incentives, institution, and health. My recent paper in this area evaluates the selection and behavioral responses of randomly provided health insurance subsidies in Ghana.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Research area keywords

  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics
  • health economics
  • Political Economy

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