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



Publications

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