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[Photo: Oriana Bandiera] Professor Oriana BANDIERA
Sir Anthony Atkinson Chair of Economics

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7519
STICERD ,  32L 3.02

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Research Interests:
  • Development Economics
  • Contracts and Organizations
  • Public Policy
  • Labour Economics
  • Can entrepreneurship programs transform the lives of the poor?
  • Culture and incentives
Current Research Projects: Selected Publications:
  • Team Incentives: Evidence from a field experiment (with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul), Journal of the European Economic Association (forthcoming)

  • The Diminishing Effect of Democracy in Diverse Societies(with Gilat Levy), Journal of Public Economics (2011)

  • Field Experiments with Firms(with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul), Journal of Economic Perspectives (2011)

  • The Heterogeneous Effect of Class Size: New evidence from a panel of university students (with Valentino Larcinese and Imran Rasul), Economic Journal (2010)

  • Intentions to Participate in Adolescent Training Programs: Evidence from Uganda(with Robin Burgess, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman), Journal of the European Economic Association (2010)

  • Social Incentives in the Workplace(with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul), Review of Economic Studies (2010)

  • Social Connections and Incentives in the Workplace: Evidence from personnel data(with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul), Econometrica, 77:1047-94 (2009)

  • Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a policy experiment(with Andrea Prat and Tommaso Valletti), American Economic Review, 99:1278-1308 (2009)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Development Policy through the Lens of Social Structure
    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Erika Deserranno, Ricardo Morel, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, May 2020
    Paper No' EOPP 69: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Why Do People Stay Poor?
    Clare Balboni, Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Maitreesh Ghatak, Anton Heil, March 2020
    Paper No' EOPP 067: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • CEO Behavior and Firm Performance
    Oriana Bandiera, Stephen Hansen, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, July 2019
    Paper No' : Read Abstract

  • Nation-building through compulsory schooling during the age of mass migration
    Oriana Bandiera, Myra Mohnen, Imran Rasul, Martina Viarengo, April 2019
    Paper No' : Read Abstract

  • Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labour Market Experiment in Uganda
    Livia Alfonsi, Oriana Bandiera, Vittorio Bassi, Robin Burgess, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, Anna Vitali, December 2017
    Paper No' EOPP 064: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies
    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Narayan Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, August 2015
    Paper No' EOPP 058: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Family business: management effort and firm performance
    Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, July 2015
    Paper No' CEPCP450: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Nation-Building Through Compulsory Schooling During the Age of Mass Migration
    Oriana Bandiera, Myra Mohnen, Imran Rasul, Martina Viarengo, April 2015
    Paper No' EOPP 057: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Losing Prosociality in the Quest for Talent? Sorting, Selection, and Productivity in the Delivery of Public Services
    Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera, Scott Lee, July 2014
    Paper No' EOPP 065: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Women’s Empowerment in Action: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Africa
    Oriana Bandiera, Niklas Buehren, Robin Burgess, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, March 2014
    Paper No' EOPP 050: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work
    Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, December 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 049: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs at Work
    Oriana Bandiera, Renata Lemos, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, December 2013
    Paper No' CEPDP1250: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Awards Unbundled: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
    Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera, Scott Lee, July 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 046: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?
    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Narayan Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman, April 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 043: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • What Do CEOs Do?
    Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, May 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1145: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Matching Firms, Managers, and Incentives
    Oriana Bandiera, Luigi Guiso, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, May 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1144: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Span of Control and Span of Activity
    Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat, Raffaella Sadun, Julie Wulf, April 2012
    Paper No' CEPDP1139: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • No Margin, no Mission? A Field Experiment on Incentives for public service delivery
    Nava Ashraf, Oriana Bandiera, Kelsey Jack, January 2012
    Paper No' EOPP 035: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Team Incentives: Evidence From A Firm Level Experiment
    Oriana Bandiera, Iwan Baranky, Imran Rasul, December 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 033: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Field Experiments with Firms
    Oriana Bandiera, Iwan Baranky, Imran Rasul, July 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 028: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Diversity and the Power of the Elites in Democratic Societies: A Model and a Test.
    Oriana Bandiera, Gilat Levy, August 2010
    Paper No' EOPP 018: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Community Networks and Poverty Reduction Programmes: Evidence from Bangladesh
    Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul,  , December 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 015: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Social Networks and Technology Adoption in Northern Mozambique
    Oriana Bandiera, Imran Rasul, June 2002
    Paper No' DEDPS 35: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Land Distribution, Incentives and the Choice of Production Techniques in Nicaragua
    Oriana Bandiera, April 2002
    Paper No' DEDPS 34: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • On the Structure of Tenancy contracts: Theory and Evidence fron 19th Century Rural Sicily
    Oriana Bandiera, January 2000
    Paper No' DEDPS 19: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Other Professional Activities: Honours and Titles:
  • Carlo Alberto Medal (2011)
  • British Academy Research Development Award (2008-2010)
  • IZA Young Labor Economist Award (2007)