Jared Gars

I am an assistant professor at FRED, University of Florida. I am also an Assistant Director at the Joint Initiative of Latin American Experimental Economics, and an affiliated researcher at LEAP - Bocconi.

Email: gars.jared[at]gmail.com


Can differences in individual learning explain patterns of technology adoption? Evidence on heterogeneous learning patterns and hybrid rice adoption in Bihar, India
with P. Ward, 2019. World Development, 115:178-189

Privatization of public goods: Evidence from the sanitation sector in Senegal
with J. Deutschmann, J.-F. Houde, M. Lipscomb and L. Schechter, 2023. Journal of Development Economics, 160
Voxdev blog post

Working papers

Confidence and Information Usage: Evidence from Soil Testing in India
with R. Fishman, A. Kishore, Y. Rothler, and P. Ward. R&R at AJAE

Do farmers prefer result-based, hybrid or practice-based agri-environmental schemes?
with S. Guerrero, L. Kuhfuss, and J. Lankoski. R&R at ERAE

Media and Motivation: The Effect of Performance Pay on Writers and Content
with I. Balbuzanov and E. Tjernström (New version coming soon)

Seeds of Uncertainty: Information, Subjective Expectations, and Technology Adoption
with E. Tjernström.

Selected works in progress

Debt Amnesties and Energy Consumption in Argentina
with J. Holz and A. Danon

Savings lotteries: Evidence from a large-scale experiment with voluntary retirement savings in Colombia
with J. Holz and M. Gallardo

Resilient Economic Development in Malawi
with S. Gulesci and D. Ubfal (Midline completed)

Stereotypes and political attitudes in the age of Coronavirus: Empirical evidence from Italy
with D. Donati and N. Rao

Policy reports

Housing policies for sustainable and inclusive cities: How national governments can deliver affordable housing and compact urban development. (2020)
with A. Moreno-Monroy, T. Matsumoto, A. Schumann, R. Ahrend, and J. Crook. Coalition for Urban Transitions and OECD

The growth of metropolitan areas in: Cities in the World: A New Perspective on Urbanisation. (2020)
OECD Urban Studies, OECD Publishing, Paris