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Ben D'Exelle is a professor of economics. Most of his research focuses on applied behavioral and experimental economics and impact evaluation. He joined UEA in 2010.
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Key Research Interests
Most of Ben's research can be located in the fields of behavioural and experimental economics and impact evaluation in low-income countries. The research themes he has pursued and published on include: social networks and resource sharing, the functioning of rural markets, equity-efficiency trade-offs in irrigation systems, reproductive health, repayment and impact of microfinance, the micro-politics behind community-based development and the behavioural economics of rural investment. He has conducted most of his fieldwork in Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda.
Research Groups: Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics; Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science; Impact Evaluation for International Developement
Research grants management
2016-2019 A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Reproductive Health in Burkina Faso and Tanzania, £493,452. DFID/ESRC. Principal Investigator.
2012-2015 A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Agricultural Investment Decisions in Uganda, £431,995. DFID/ESRC. Co-investigator.
Ben teaches micro-economics, econometrics, research techniques and analysis, and applied methods in impact evaluation at the postgraduate level. He also co-directs the MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development. He supervises several PhD students
Areas of Expertise
Reproductive health, gender, agriculture, risk-taking, risk-sharing, insurance, intra-household decision-making, social networks, bargaining and coordination in rural communities.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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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Designing insurance to give smallholders a safe way out of poverty
Economic and Social Research Council
13/11/20 → 12/11/21
A Behavioural Economic Analysis of reproductive Health in Burkina Faso and Tanzania
D'Exelle, B., Filippi, V., Hansen, C., Ilboudo, P., Meda, N. & Tungodden, B.
Economic and Social Research Council
1/07/16 → 15/12/19
A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Agricultural Investment Decisions in Uganda
27/01/14 → 31/12/15
"Mother File" - NO VALUE ATTACHED - Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA)
Palmer-Jones, R., D'Exelle, B., Turocy, T. & Verschoor, A.
Department for International Development
15/08/12 → 14/08/14
Effort and Social Comparison: Experimental Evidence from UgandaD'Exelle, B., Habraken, R. & Verschoor, A., 29 Mar 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Economic Development and Cultural Change.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
The effect of gender and gender pairing on bargaining: Evidence from an artefactual field experimentD'Exelle, B., Gutekunst, C. & Riedl, A., Jan 2023, In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 205, p. 237-269 33 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
Village networks and entrepreneurial farming in UgandaD'Exelle, B. & Verschoor, A., Jul 2023, In: World Development. 167, 106241.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Intra-household resource allocation in rural Tanzania: Why women care about disclosureD'Exelle, B. & Ignowski, L., Oct 2022, In: Journal of Development Studies. 58, 10, p. 2021-2043 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Citation (Scopus)14 Downloads (Pure)
Probability weighting for losses and for gains among smallholder farmers in UgandaVerschoor, A. & D'Exelle, B., Feb 2022, In: Theory and Decision. 92, p. 223-258 36 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)17 Downloads (Pure)