Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics, LSE and CEPR Research Fellow
Oriana Bandiera is the Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and a fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, CEPR, BREAD and IZA. She is co-editor of Econometrica, vice-president of the European Economic Association, and director of the Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) programme. She serves on the council of the Econometric Society, on board of the International Growth Centre and as vice-president of the Collegio Carlo Alberto. Her research focuses on how monetary incentives and social relationships interact to shape individual choices within organisations, how this shapes labour markets, the allocation of talent and, ultimately, living standards. Her research has been awarded the IZA Young Labor Economist Prize (2008), the Carlo Alberto Medal (2011), the Ester Boserup Prize (2018), the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (2019), the Arrow Award (2021) and a Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of Munich (2021). At the LSE she teaches the undergraduate Development Economics course, for which she won a Student Union Award in 2020.
Recent work by Oriana Bandiera
Looking for work: Evidence from the Ugandan labour market
While vocational training helps young job seekers find work, overconfidence in finding a job has important long-term effects on job-seeking behaviour
Audio : Labour Markets & Migration
Oriana Bandiera Vittorio Bassi Robin Burgess Imran Rasul Munshi Sulaiman Anna Vitali
Do social structures affect the success of development policies?
Policy delivery agents perform better when working with members of their own social groups thereby affecting the efficiency of policy interventions
Audio : Institutions & Political Economy
Oriana Bandiera Robin Burgess Erika Deserranno Imran Rasul Munshi Sulaiman Ricardo Morel
Why does poverty persist?
Does poverty continue due to differences in ability or limited access to opportunities?
Video : Macroeconomics & Growth
Clare Balboni Oriana Bandiera Robin Burgess Maitreesh Ghatak
Autonomy – not rules – may be a government’s best weapon in the fight against corruption
Giving government procurement officers more leeway in decision-making over expenses could save billions
Katie Parry Oriana Bandiera Michael Best Adnan Khan Andrea Prat
Is it time to rethink poverty policy?
New study offers perhaps the first empirical example of poverty traps and shows that one-off transfers can provide a sustainable route out of poverty
Solving sub-Saharan Africa’s demographic challenge: Matching firms and workers
Evidence from Uganda shows both vocational training and within-firm training help workers find better-paid jobs, but with crucial differences
Video : Labour Markets & Migration
Alleviating poverty with experimental research: The 2019 Nobel laureates
The Nobel nomination’s emphasis on the practical applications of Banerjee’s, Duflo’s and Kremer’s methods represents a monumental and welcome change
Articles : Methods & Measurement
Empowering adolescent girls in Sierra Leone under the Ebola crisis
In the midst of the Ebola crisis an empowerment programme acts as a shield for adolescent girls
Oriana Bandiera Niklas Buehren Markus Goldstein Imran Rasul Andrea Smurra
Hiring do-gooders or go-getters: Attracting talent to improve public service delivery in Zambia
In an experiment conducted with the Ministry of Health, workers recruited via career incentive ads proved more effective at delivering health services