Biography

Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics and the Director of the Suntory and Toyota Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA.  She is vice-president of the European Economic Association, and director of the Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) programme and of the research programme in Development Economics at CEPR. She is co-editor of Microeconomic Insights, and Economica, and serves on the board of the International Growth Centre. Her research focuses on how monetary incentives and social relationships interact to shape individual choices within organisations and in labor markets. Her research has been awarded the IZA Young Labor Economist Prize (2008), the Carlo Alberto Medal (2011), the Ester Boserup Prize (2018) and the  Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2019)

 

SELECTED WORK IN PROGRESS

"Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organisations: A field experiment with bureaucrats" with Michael Best, Adnan Khan and Andrea Prat 2018

"Why do people stay poor?" with Clare Balboni, Robin Burgess, Maitreesh Ghatak and Anton Heil 2018

"Social Ties, Identity and the Delivery of Development Programmes" with Robin Burgess, Erika Deserranno, Ricardo Morel, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman 2018

"Do women respond less to performance pay? Building evidence from multiple experiments" with Greg Fischer Andrea Prat and Erina Ytsma 2016

"Altruistic Capital in Banking" with Nava Ashraf  2016   

 

 


 
 

AWARDS & GRANTS

Ester Boserup Prize for Research on Development: for outstanding social science research on development and economic history 2018

Carlo Alberto Medal: Awarded biennially to an outstanding Italian economist under the age of 40; 2011

IZA Young Labor Economist Award  for “Social Preferences and the Response to Incentives: Evidence from Personnel Data” with Imran Rasul and Iwan Barankay.  Quarterly Journal of Economics; 2007

American Economic Review “Excellence in Refereering” 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014

2017: British Academy Grant (GBP325,000) BRAC Fourth followup of TUP

2016: British Academy Grant (GBP350,000) PPAF-CERP Project on In Kind versus Asset Transfers, Pakistan

2015: World Bank Grant ($250,000) PPAF-CERP Project on In Kind versus Asset Transfers, Pakistan; J-PAL Post Primary Education and Youth Initiatives Grant ($150,000): Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Sierra Leone 

2014: International Growth Centre ($124,182) and USAID DIV ($391,748): “Recruiting and Motivating Community Health Workers” GLM/LIC Grant (GBP157,000): Asymmetric Information on the Skills of Workers and Matching in the Labor Market: Evidence from Uganda

2012: J-PAL Governance Initiative ($113,000) and USAID-DIV ($99,032): “Recruiting and Motivating Community Health Workers: National Field Experiment in Zambia”; PEDL-IZA-DFID Grant (GBP348,600): Easing Constraints for Small Firm Expansion in Uganda; International Growth Center (GBP38,500): Mapping Informal and Formal Providers on the Supply Side of the Livestock Market: Evidence from the Punjab Economic Opportunities Programme (PEOP), Pakistan; ATAI ($233,858): Women Farmers and Barriers to Technology Adoption: A Randomized Evaluation of BRAC's Extension Program in Rural Uganda; BRAC, Mastercard Foundation and anonymous donors ($1mn):  Expansion of Small Firms and Job Creation for the Youth in Uganda, Uganda

2011 International Growth Centre ($371,000): “Selection and Compensation of Community Health Workers in Zambia”

2010 3ie ($99,886): “No Margin, No Mission? A Field Experiment on the Role of Incentives in the Distribution of Public Goods”;

2008 British Academy Research Development Award: The Making of Modern America: Characteristics and Outcomes of Migrants to the United States 1892-1924; Gender Action Plan (GAP), World Bank: Human Capital, Financial Capital, and the Economic Empowerment of Female Adolescents: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention

2007 ESRC RES-000-22-1859: Social Connections, Sorting and the Productivity of Teams: Evidence from Combined Personnel and Survey Data

2005 ESRC RES-000-22-0785: Incentives, Social Preferences and Workers Productivity: New Empirical Evidence

2003 RES Small Grant and STICERD Grant: Incentives and Performance

 

SELECTED CONFERENCES ORGANIZATION

Co-organizer (with David Atkin, Eliana La Ferrara and Selim Gulesci), BREAD/CEPR/PODER Development Conference, Bocconi September 2016

Co-organizer (with Henrik Kleven), CEPR Public Policy Symposium, joint with IGC State Capabilities Programme Meeting, STICERD, 2015

Co-organizer (with Robin Burgess, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Gerard Padro), BREAD/CEPR/PODER Development Conference, STICERD September 2014

Member of the Scientific Committee,  CEPR Workshop on Incentives, Management And Organization September 2014-5-6

Panel Chair, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2014

Co-organizer (with Andrea Prat) CEPR Workshop on Incentives, Management And Organization, STICERD 2013

Co-organizer (with Henrik Kleven, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez), CEPR Public Policy Symposium, joint with IGC State Capabilities Programme Meeting, STICERD, 2010 and 2012

Co-organizer (with Tim Besley), AMID/BREAD/CEPR Development Conference, STICERD September, 2009