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1991-93 MSc Development Economics (cum laude), Erasmus University
1993-96 Economic consultant, SEOR Rotterdam
1996-2000 PhD Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2001-04 Research Officer, University of Sheffield
2004- School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia
Arjan is a behavioural development economist. His current research is on agricultural investment decisions in Uganda. Recent research includes intra-household allocation in India, Ethiopia, Uganda and Nigeria; and the effectiveness of international development aid.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Experimental economics in developing countries; aid effectiveness; gender inequality; pro-poor growth.
DEV and UEA Research Groups: Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics; Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science
Current research focuses on small farmers’ risk attitudes, their risk-sharing arrangements, and implications for agricultural investment and insurance decisions in eastern Uganda.
Joint Research Director
REF coordinator School of International Development
I am currently supervising the following research students:
- Harsh Vasani (Indian aid to Nepal)
- Ngukwase Surma (female economic empowerment in Nigeria)
- Joshua Hill (language use and cooperation in Uganda)
- Hanna Fuhrmann (sustainable consumption in Lima, Peru)
- Minjin Kim (mobile micro-finance in Kenya)
- Suvarna Pande (scarcity and risk attitudes in Uganda)
- Floris Burgers (education in Uganda)
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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- 8 Finished
13/11/20 → 12/11/21
1/08/20 → 4/09/21
4/11/13 → 12/12/13
15/08/12 → 14/08/14
20/02/12 → 19/02/15
Clist, P., Verschoor, A. & D'Exelle, B., Feb 2021, In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 182, p. 297-310 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Combining service design and discrete choice experiments for intervention design: An application to weather index insuranceDehmel, N., Ran, Y., Osborne, M., Verschoor, A., Lambe, F., Balungira, J., Tabacco, G., Perez-Viana, B., Widmark, E. & Holmlid, S., 2021, In: MethodsX. 8, 101513.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Fuhrmann, H., D'Exelle, B. & Verschoor, A., Feb 2021, In: Ecological Economics. 180, 106850.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)
Verschoor, A. & D'Exelle, B., 15 Dec 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Theory and Decision.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)11 Downloads (Pure)
Fuhrmann, H., D'Exelle, B. & Verschoor, A., Apr 2020, (DEV Working Paper Series; no. 56).
Research output: Working paperOpen Access