Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Laura Schechter is a professor in the Agricultural and Applied Economics and Economics departments at UW Madison. She holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC-Berkeley. She is a development economist with interest in behavioral economics, experimental economics, and political economy.
Recent work by Laura Schechter
Privatising sludge treatment centres improves sanitation outcomes and reduces desludging prices without concentrating market power
Subsidies see a greater take up of mechanised latrine desludging than mental accounting nudges for better public health
Decentralising the monitoring of public sector workers is cost-effective, but as central state capacity increases this advantage disappears