UK-US Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Yale University; Assistant Professor in Economics, University of St Andrews
Antonella Bancalari is a UK-US Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Economic Growth Centre, Department of Economics, Yale University, and an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of St Andrews. She is joining the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) as a Senior Research Economist in 2023. She is also an IZA-Labour Economics Research Affiliate. She is an applied microeconomist and her research sits at the intersection of Development, Public and Health Economics. She uses applied econometrics and field experiments to understand the principles underlying effective public good/service delivery in low- and middle-income countries. She also explores ways to induce people to adopt welfare-improving technologies and behaviours. Antonella holds a PhD and MPA from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BSc in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico.
Recent work by Antonella Bancalari
Where community interventions lead to behaviour change, continued interactions are needed to help people maintain healthy behaviours
A study of community toilets in India shows importance of fully subsidising basic services and of measures to prevent overcrowding and degradation
Incomplete and abandoned sewerage projects can increase risks of early life mortality and impose significant public health costs on populations