Professor of Economics, LSE; co-Lead Academic, IGC Zambia
Nava Ashraf is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also Director of Research of the Marshall Institute, Co-Director of the Psychology and Economics program at STICERD, and co-Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre, Zambia.
Her research is published in leading journals including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 2005, and her BA in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University.
Recent work by Nava Ashraf
In markets in Lusaka where chiefs serve as arbiter of contract disputes, women are more likely to trust their male counterparts and to share and...
Unless you have both relatively equal gender laws and decent rule of law, female entrepreneurship is very low
Can we increase girls’ educational outcomes through endowing them with negotiation skills?
In an experiment conducted with the Ministry of Health, workers recruited via career incentive ads proved more effective at delivering health services
Without other subsidies, well-intentioned activism against bride price may cause more harm than good for investing in girls’ education.
In this video, Nava Ashraf discusses the importance of getting the right people for public sector jobs