Research Summary

Intra-Household Decision Making



Professor Ashraf's research in intra-household decision making examines how households make financial and health decisions, particularly in the presence of asymmetric information or benefits.

"Spousal Control and Intra-Household Decision Making: An Experimental Study in the Philippines." American Economic Review 99, no. 4, September 2009.

"Female Empowerment: Further Evidence From a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines." (with Dean Karlan and Wesley Yin) April 2009, World Development 38, Issue 3, March 2010.

"Savings in Transnational Households: A Field Experiment among Migrants from El Salvador." (with Diego Aycinena, Claudia Martinez A., and Dean Yang) forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.

"Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia." (with Erica Field and Jean Lee) American Economic Review 104, 7 (July 2014).

"Understanding Male Fertility Preferences in Zambia."
(on-going, with Erica Field and Alessandra Voena).