Associate Professor of Economics, University of Southern California
Simone Schaner is an Associate Professor (Research) of Economics at the University of Southern California. She studies how the social and economic environment shapes individual and household choices, elucidating how beliefs and power affect the decision-making process. Her work explores economic mechanisms that contribute to inefficiency and misallocation in low-income settings, with a focus on labor, financial, and healthcare markets.
Dr. Schaner is an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the Center for Effective Global Action, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. in economics from Princeton University.
Recent work by Simone Schaner
Providing information about the quality of placement agencies improves migration outcomes for job-seeking migrant women
Providing poor Indian women with more control of their potential wages increased labour force participation and led to more progressive gender norms
Evidence from Mali shows that patient demand is an important contributor to the overuse of antimalarials