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CEGA’s network includes world-class graduate students from multiple disciplines

CEGA graduate students support CEGA research in the field, lead training activities, and serve as co-investigators on research projects. Support for graduate student research is made possible by a generous community of private donors.

2022

Daniel Agness (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Effects of Housing on Educational and Labor Market Outcomes for Children, $18,000
Javier Feinmann (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Employer-Employee Collusion and Payments Under the Table, $20,000
Alyssa Heinze (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Gender, Elections, and Elite Capture, $4,965
David Henning (PhD)
University of California, Los Angeles, The Economic Impact of Audits, $10,000
Roberto Hsu (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Employer-Employee Collusion and Payments Under the Table, $20,000
Suhani Jalota (PhD)
Stanford University, What Works for Her? How work-from-home digital jobs affect female labor force participation, $5,000
Grady Killeen (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Experimentally Estimating the Value of a Statistical Life, $17,709
Maximiliano Lauletta (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Employer-Employee Collusion and Payments Under the Table, $20,000
Ieda Matavelli (PhD)
University of British Columbia, We Don't Talk About Boys: An experiment on masculinity norms in Brazil, $8,500
Gwyneth Miner (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Understanding the Constraints to Internal Migration, $3,690
Bailey Palmer (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Estimating the Impact of Formal Work Permits on Schooling Attainment, $2,600
Sabareesh Ramachandran (PhD)
University of California, San Diego, Impact of Land Tilting and Housing on Slum Dwellers, $7,000
Shreya Sarkar (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, What Works for Women? Demand for Alternative Work Arrangements in Urban India, $6,000
Sam Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Examining Labor Market Frictions in Ethiopia, $3,520

2021

Luisa Cefala (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Market Constraints to Technology Adoption in Rural Burundi, $15,000
Joel Ferguson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Unlocking Chinese Growth with Historical Satellites, $14,000
Oliver Kim (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Unlocking Chinese Growth with Historical Satellites, $14,000
Robert Pickmans (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Driving Greener Mobility, $6,360
David Wu (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Effect of Misinformation on Turnover, $13,200
Hillary Yu (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Driving Greener Mobility, $6,360

2020

Melissa Baker (PhD)
University of California, Merced, Contextualizing Emotions: An Intervention to Increase Political Participation in Impoverished Populations
Saika Belal (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Poverty, Salience and Inter-temporal Decisions, $4,400
Sandy Campbell (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, As Expected, There Are Unexpected Costs, $4,400
Luisa Cefala (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Projection bias in the uptake of agricultural technologies, $4,000
Monica Ellwood-Lowe (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Brain development in the context of poverty: Factors predicting cognitive resilience, $4,400
Monica Ellwood-Lowe (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Does Financial Scarcity Cause Parents to Speak Less to their Children?, $4,400
Ruthe Foushee (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Does Financial Scarcity Cause Parents to Speak Less to their Children?
Eric Koepcke (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Role of Uncertainty in Commitment Device Take-Up, $1,500
Antonia Langenhoff (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, How does scarcity guide our attention?, $2,600
Maximiliano Lauletta (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Effect of Misinformation on Turnover, $10,000
Alejandro Martínez-Marquina (PhD)
Stanford University, The Burden of Holding Debt, $4,400
Maxim Massenkoff (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Does Financial Scarcity Cause Parents to Speak Less to their Children?, $4,400
Jimmy Narang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Diffusion of Online Misinformation in India, $15,000
Alejandro Favela Nava (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Role of Uncertainty in Commitment Device Take-Up, $1,500
Nicholas Otis (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Depressive beliefs and misperceived social norms in Kenya, $4,000
Fiona tho Pesch (PhD)
Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, How does scarcity guide our attention?, $2,600
Helen Pitchik (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, When and How Do Toddlers in Rural Western Kenya Understand the Representational Nature of Pictures?, $4,400
Nicholas Swanson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Projection bias in the uptake of agricultural technologies, $4,000
Ao Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Learning to Appropriately Use Technologies: Evidence from fertilizer application in China, $9,000
Eleanor Wiseman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trade, Corruption, and Agriculture supply chains, $10,000
Rebecca Zhu (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, When and How Do Toddlers in Rural Western Kenya Understand the Representational Nature of Pictures?, $4,400
David Zuckerman (PhD)
Stanford University, Cognitive Load and Naivete, $4,000

2019

Stephanie Bonds (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Parent Child Preferences and Secondary School Choice: Evidence from Kenya, $22,500
Jakob Brounstein (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Cost of Evading: Evidence on Tax Evasion Mitigation from Ecuador, $4,000
David Bruns-Smith (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), GSR
Luisa Cefala (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Role of Discouragement in Shaping Consequenses of Long-Term Unemployment, $4,000
Guanghua Chi (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), O-Lab Fellow
Calvin Chiu (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Empowering women to save for their preferred safe delivery, $5,000
Kaveh Danesh (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), O-Lab Fellow
Dennis Egger (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Market Integration, Growth and Inequality: Evidence from China, $4,000
Ingrid Haegele (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Role of Discouragement in Shaping Consequenses of Long-Term Unemployment, $4,000
Ingrid Haegele (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures)
Rebecca Hemono (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Investigating the Effect of Cash Transfers on Intimate Partner Violence among HIV-Positive Women in Tanzania, $14,000
Jonathan Holmes (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), O-Lab Fellow
Eric Hsu (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Taming Counterfeit Markets with Consumer Information, $13,524
Carla Johnston (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), O-Lab Fellow
Patrick Kennedy (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), $10,000
Patrick Kennedy (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), $10,000
Muhammad Yasir Khan (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Mission-driven motivation and incentives in public sector, $15,000
Eric Koepcke (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Role of Uncertainty in Commitment Device Take-Up, $4,000
Benjamin Krause (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Taxation Toward Representation: Public Goods, Tax Collection, Social Norms, and Democratic Accountability, $15,000
Joe Labriola (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), $5,000
Megan Lang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Are credit constraints limiting demand for electricity? Evidence from Rwanda, $4,490
Samuel Leone (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Crunch Time, $14,625
Isabela Mancelici (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), $2,500
Alejandro Favela Nava (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Role of Uncertainty in Commitment Device Take-Up, $4,000
Priscila de Oliveira (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Pension Reforms and Labor Decisions in Brazil, $4,000
Nina Roussille (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), $20,000
Nicholas Swanson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Poor and Inattentive, $4,000
Matt Unrath (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Labor Science Initiative (with support from Schmidt Futures), O-Lab Fellow
Jose Vazquez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), $2,500
Felipe Vial (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Making the Paper Trail Paper-less: Tax Compliance and Informality, $4,000
Harrison Wheeler (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), $5,000
Roman D. Zarate (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Inequality and Place Initiative (with support from the Smith-Richardson Foundation), $7,000

2018

Erica Baranski (PhD)
University of California, Riverside, Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science 2017, $10,000
Oscar Barriga-Cabanillas (PhD)
University of California, Davis, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $11,070
Isabela Manelici, Jose Pablo Vasquez Carvajal (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Productivity Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains, $5,000
Charles Ebersole (PhD)
University of Virginia, Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science 2017, $10,000
Dief Reagen Nochi Faha (PhD)
University of Yaounde II, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $8,949
Ada Gonzalez-Torres (PhD)
European University Institute, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $2,815
Juliana Londoño-Vélez, Arlen Guarin (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Reparations as Development: Evidence from the Victims of the Colombian Armed Conflict, $15,000
Dahyeon Jeong (PhD)
University of California, Santa Cruz, Creating Labor Markets in Rural Tanzania, $50,000
Benjamin Krause (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Taxation Toward Representation, $49,730
Nicholas Otis (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Development Intervention Forecasting, $19,902
Piyush Paritosh Panigrahi (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Geography and Supply Chain Organization: Theory and Evidence from India, $11,265
Matthew Pecenco, Carlos Schmidt-Padilla (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Difference a Job Makes: Evidence from the Dominican Republic, $10,170
Thiago Scot (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Enterpreneurs without Enterprises: Organizational Forms of Micro-enterprises, $1,700
Soazic Elise Wang Sonne (PhD)
United Nations University, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $6,950
Ao Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Improving Social Mobility by Helping Rural Students Make Informed College Choice, $12,000

2017

Soledad Artiz-Prillaman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Is Knowledge Power? Civics Training, Women's Political Training, and Local Gover, $28,881
Beth Baribault (PhD)
University of California, Irvine, Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science 2016, $10,000
Christina Bergmann (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, MetaLAB: Paving the way for easy to use, dynamic, and crowdsourced meta-analyses, $29,100
Susanna Berkouwer (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Behavioral Biases in Household Energy Spending, $2,000
Fiona Wilkes Burlig (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Private and Social Costs of Power Outages in Small Enterprises, $29,625
Iffat Chowdhury (PhD)
University of Washington, BCLC Travel Grants 2017 (Bridge), $4,900
Fernando Hoces de la Guardia (PhD)
Pardee RAND Graduate School, BITSS Catalyst Training Grant 2017, $11,280
Tanu Kumar (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Impact of Homeownership on Low-Income Urban Residents, $6,900
Gregory Lane (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, BCLC Travel Grants 2017 (Bridge), $4,620
Megan Lang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Evaluating Effects of a Women’s Leadership Program, $1,850
Muhammad Yasir Kahn, Andres Gonzalez Lira (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Governance and Reliability of Electricity Microgrids, $2,000
Sakib Mahmood (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, BCLC Travel Grants 2017 (Bridge), $4,000
Shazeda Ahmed, Jael Makagon (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Consumer Protection Oversights in the Chinese Digital Credit System, $6,500
Carlos Padilla, Matthew Pecenco (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Prison Reform in the Dominican Republic, $2,000
Zachary Wagner (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Increasing ORS Use- Uganda, $84,345
Zenan Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Access to Digital Credits and Its Spillover Effects in China, $18,400

2016

Lydia Ashton (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Hunger Games, $2,000
Christina Brown (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Both the Will and the Way, $11,000
Juan Pablo Atal, Felipe Gonzalez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Health, Competition and Politics: Public Pharmacies in Local Markets, $15,286
Pablo Muñoz Henríquez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Democratization, Local Governments and Public Good Provision, $6,500
Veronica Jacome (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Assessing Impacts of Unreliable Electricity, $2,000
Kaushik Krishnan, Devesh Kapur (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, New Facts About New Firms, $15,000
Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie, Erin Kelley (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Improving Matches between Employers and Job-Seekers in India, $35,675
Jennifer Kwok (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Provider Continuity and Patient Outcomes, $4,000
Samuel Leone (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Head to Head: Do Town-Hall Debates Increase Support for Democracy?, $7,700
John Loeser (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Do legs matter, $4,985
Jose Pablo Vasquez-Carvajal, Isabela Manelici (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Impact of FDI through the Production Network, $12,800
David Schönholzer (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Monitoring Safety of Semi-Formal Public Transport, $35,050
Shaoda Wang (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Incentivizing State Employees to Confront Rural Poverty, $11,200
Eleanor Wiseman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Information and Learning Diffusion Through Social Networks, $2,000
Derek Wolfson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Reducing Electricity Theft with Information and Financial Incentives, $2,000
Francis Wong (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Effects of Paraguay's Tax Base Expansion on Newly Taxed Citizens, $1,450

2015

Laura Boudreau (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, What Are Workers Willing to Pay for Safe Work, $40,390
Anne Karing (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Externalities and Social Influence in Childhood Immunization, $43,470
Juliana Londoño-Vélez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment in Colombia, $40,717
Zachary Olson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Income and Substitution Effects of Brazil’s Bolsa Família Program, $1,217
Fiona Wilkes Burlig, Louis Preonas, Manaswini Rao (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Infrastructure and Small Firms in India, $800

2014

Robert On, Saika Belal (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Income for Information - Measuring the Value of Time, $10,000
Sarah Brierley (PhD)
University of California, Los Angeles, Jobs for votes? A survey experiment to measure patronage hiring in Ghana, $2,000
Daniel Wilson, Julien Caubel (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Measuring Biomass Cooking Behaviors at Massive Scale, $8,000
Sara Kerosky, Estelle Chaussard (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Remote Sensing of Illegal Black Sand Mining in the Philippines, $5,000
Felipe Gonzalez (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Losing Your Dictator? Firm Investment during Chile's Transition to Democracy, $2,000
Nicholas Obradovich (PhD)
University of California, San Diego, Climate Change and Corruption: Time Horizons, Issue Salience, and Voting, $1,706
Santiago Saavedra (PhD)
Stanford University, Optimal individual cash transfers to minimize deforestation in communal lands, $2,000

2013

Andrew Crane-Droesch (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Scaling Biochar, $5,000
Ajay Pillarisetti, Nicholas Lam (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Time-Activity Monitoring Systems, $5,000
Javier Rosa, Daley Kutzman, Daniel Wilson (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Determinants of sustained adoption of improved cookstoves, $5,000

2012

Yiwen Cheng (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Bureaucrat incentives and the conversion of rural land in China, $1,500
Zoe Cullen (PhD)
Stanford University, Network Communication and Civil Action, $12,000
Miguel de Figueiredo (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, When and Why Do Voters Punish Corrupt Politicians?, $1,500
Tarek Ghani (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Mobile Payments, Conflict and Corruption in Afghanistan, $12,000
Jessica Gottlieb (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Who Benefits from Clientelism, $5,000
Luz Maria Sinaia Urrusti-Frenk (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, The Political Economy of Mass Media in Mexico, $11,000
Brigitte Zimmerman (PhD)
University of California, San Diego, Experimental Approach to Explore the Origins of Corruption, $5,000

2011

Lauren Falcao Bergquist, Jamie McCasland, Pierre Bachas (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Corruption, Social Preferences and the Kenyan Postal Service, $2,500
Ruth Carlitz (PhD)
University of California, Los Angeles, Can Mobile Phone Technology Promote Government Accountability, $5,000
Gianmarco León Ciliotta (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Social Learning, Overconfidence, and Voting, $500
Andrew Dustan (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Identifying Early Barriers to Higher Education Access in Mexico City, $2,500
Willa Friedman (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Antiretroviral Drug Availability and HIV Testing, $5,000
Kelly Jones (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, How US policy affects women's empowerment in poor countries, $5,000
Gautam Rao (PhD)
University of California, Berkeley, Peer effects, social preferences andthe returns to quality schooling in India, $5,000

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