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


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