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
A radio campaign highlighting the costs of vote buying drew close to 3 million votes away from vote-buying parties
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