My research analyses organisations and labor markets in different settings. The links below group selected recent papers by theme, all other papers can be found on my cv and at Ideas

Incentives in Organisations: Public Service Delivery


Development Policy through the Lens of Social Structure  with Robin Burgess, Erika Deserranno, Ricardo Morel, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman 2020

The Allocation of Authority in Organizations:A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats" with Michael Best, Adnan Khan and Andrea Prat, 2019

"Social incentives in organisations" with Nava Ashraf  2018

"Losing pro sociality in the quest for talent? Sorting, Selection and Performance in Public Service Delivery" with Nava Ashraf, Ed Davenport and Scott Lee, 2019


"No Margin, No mission? A field experiment on incentives for public service delivery"  with Nava Ashraf and Kelsey Jack, 2014  


"Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a Policy Experiment," with Andrea Prat and Tommaso Valletti, 2009 


Incentives in Organisations: Firms

"The Distinctive Values of Bankers" with Nava Ashraf and Alexia Delfino, 2020


"CEO Behavior and Firm Performance" with Stephen Hansen, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, 2019 

"Altruistic Capital" with Nava Ashraf  2017 

Do women respond less to performance pay? Building evidence from multiple experiments with Greg Fischer Andrea Prat and Erina Ytsma 2017

"Matching Firms, Managers and Incentives", with Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, 2013 


"Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work", with Renata Lemos, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, 2015. 


"Team Incentives: Evidence From A Firm Level Experiment," with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul, 2013 


"Field Experiments with Firms,"  with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul, 2011 


"Social Incentives in the Workplace,"  with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul, 2010 


Labor Markets in Low Income Countries

Worker Heterogeneity and Job Search: Evidence from a Six-Year Experiment in Uganda  Oriana Bandiera, Vittorio Bassi, Robin Burgess, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman and Anna Vitali 2020

"Why do people stay poor?"  Clare Balboni, Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Maitreesh Ghatak and Anton Heil 2020

"Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labour Market Experiment in Uganda" Livia Alfonsi, Oriana Bandiera, Vittorio Bassi, Robin Burgess, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman and Anna Vitali 2020

"Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies", with  Robin Burgess, Narayan Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman, 2017  


"Nation-Building Through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration” with Imran Rasul, Myra Mohnen and Martina Viarengo, 2017

Women's Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa", with Niklas Buehren, Robin Burgess, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman, 2019



"Asymmetric Information on the Skills of Workers and Matching in the Labor Market: Evidence from Uganda", with Vittorio Bassi,Robin Burgess,Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman, in progress


"Women Farmers and Barriers to Technology Adoption: A Randomized Evaluation of BRAC's Extension Program in Rural Uganda" with Robin Burgess, Erika Deserranno, Ricardo Morel, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman, in progress.