Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
Rema Hanna is the Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies and Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at the Harvard Kennedy School. Hanna is an NBER Research Associate, and affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Her research focuses understanding how to improve public service provision in developing countries. Prior to joining the Kennedy School, she was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at New York University. She holds a PhD in Economics from MIT and a BS from Cornell University.
Recent work by Rema Hanna
How can we best protect the most vulnerable in the developing world during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A large-scale randomised experiment reveals that temporary health insurance subsidies can improve take-up at no additional cost to the government
The limited impacts of an improved cooking stove programme in India suggest that testing interventions in real-world conditions is important
Personality tests and psychological profiling offer innovative ways for cutting corruption in the public sector of developing countries
When unpopular anti-congestion policies were abandoned in Indonesia's capital, we discovered flawed policy had been better than no policy
Implementation ups and downs: Monitoring attendance to improve public services for the poor in India
An attendance-monitoring intervention in schools reduced absenteeism, but the impact on health care workers was limited