Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota; Affiliated Professor, J-PAL
Jason Kerwin currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and an Affiliated Professor at J-PAL. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, where he was also an Economic Demography Trainee at Michigan’s Population Studies Center. His research focuses on understanding the choices people in developing countries make about health, education, employment, and savings, with a specific focus on Malawi, Uganda, and India.
Recent work by Jason Kerwin
Even interventions with large average benefits do not help everyone, which is a serious challenge for education policy in developing countries
The offer of an appointment more than doubled the likelihood of men getting an HIV test, and was most effective for men wanting a commitment device
Having the option of getting paid later can help developing-country workers save for larger purchases, and make lasting improvements to their homes