Lecturer, University of East Anglia
Sheheryar Banuri is a development economist and Lecturer at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on motivation and decision-making in the public sector. His work is at the intersection of policy, economics, and public administration, and uses a combination of survey methods, lab, and field experiments. Sheheryar has conducted field research in Burkina Faso, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the US. His work has provided policy guidance to the governments of Indonesia, the Philippines, and Burkina Faso. His empirical work is also featured in the World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. His current projects focus on motivation and incentives of education and health workers, identity and cooperation in post-conflict areas, and the impact of information technologies on local public service delivery.
Recent work by Sheheryar Banuri
When monitoring job performance proves too costly, paying for ability can be as effective as pay-for-performance schemes, but cheaper to implement