Jared Gars

I am a junior economist at OECD. I work on research topics related to development economics, behavioral economics, and organizational economics.

Prior to joining OECD, I was PODER research fellow at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. I received my PhD from UW-Madison in 2018.


Email: gars.jared [at] gmail.com  /  Office: 2 rue Andre Pascal  /  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 (Submitted)

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



Works in Progress

Impacts of Privatization on Market Performance in Dakar, Senegal
with Jean-François Houde, Molly Lipscomb, and Laura Schechter

Using Market Mechanisms to Increase the Take-up of Improved Sanitation
with Shoshana Griffith, Jean-François Houde, Molly Lipscomb, Mbaye Mbeguere, Sarah Nehrling, Laura Schechter, and Siyao Jessica Zhu