Jared Gars

I am a researcher at the University of Chicago and UCEMA as part of JILAEE – the Joint Initiative for Latin American Experimental Economics and LEAP, Bocconi.

I will join the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida as Assistant Professor in January, 2022.

Email: gars.jared[at]gmail.com  /  Curriculum Vitae


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

Working papers

Media and Motivation: The Effect of Performance Pay on Writers and Content
with Ivan Balbuzanov and Emilia Tjernström.

Confidence and Information Usage: Evidence from Soil Testing in India
with Ram Fishman, Avinash Kishore, Yoav Rothler and Patrick Ward (Under review)

Privatization of public goods: Evidence from the sanitation sector in Senegal
with Joshua Deutschmann, Molly Lipscomb, Jean-François Houde, and Laura Schechter

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

Selected works in progress

Resilient Economic Development in Malawi
with Selim Gulesci and Diego Ubfal (Baseline completed)

Practical Design Principles for Agri-Environmental Schemes
with Santiago Guerrero, Jussi Lankoski, and Laure Kuhfuss (Data collection ongoing)

Stereotypes and political attitudes in the age of Coronavirus: Empirical evidence from Italy
with Dante Donati and Nandan 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