Professor of Development and Emerging Markets, University of Zurich
David Yanagizawa-Drott is a Professor of Development and Emerging Markets at the Department of Economics, University of Zurich, and affiliated professor at the UBS International Center of Economics in Society. Previously Associate Professor (2014-2016) and Assistant Professor (2010-2014) at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. PhD in Economics from IIES Stockholm University in 2010. His research interests include political economics and economic development, with current focus on culture, conflict and globalization. Faculty affiliations include the Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the European Development Research Network (EUDN) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Recent work by David Yanagizawa-Drott
Reducing child mortality in the last mile: Experimental evidence on community health promoters in Uganda
An innovative community health programme providing financial incentives to health workers led to a 27% reduction in child mortality in rural Uganda