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. World Development, 115:178-189 (2019)

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

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

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

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

Selected works in progress

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

Practical Design Principles for Agri-Environmental Schemes
with S. Guerrero, J. Lankoski, and L. Kuhfuss (Draft coming soon)

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