Berk Özler is a lead economist in the Development Research Group, Poverty Cluster. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Bosphorous University in 1991, and his Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University in 2001. After working on poverty and inequality measurement, poverty mapping, and the 2006 Word Development Report on Equity and Development earlier, he decided to combine his interests in cash transfer programs and HIV risks facing young women in Africa by designing a field experiment in Malawi. He has since been involved in a number of cluster-randomized field experiments. He is a co-founder of and a regular contributor to the Development Impact blog.
- Lab Psychiatry and Field Economics: does media violence cause crime?
- Misinformation and its consequences
- Social barriers to schooling help explain persistent educational inequities
- Sampling weights matter for RCT design?
- Is IMF Research biased?
- Working Papers are NOT Working.
- Hurting People while Trying to Help?
- What happens when people refuse to update their beliefs?
- Advocating a treatment that may not help the treated?
- Single projects vs. portfolios: an artificial dichotomy
- Is it OK to flash money to snip the goods?
- You are in school. Or, so you say…
- It worked for you. Will it work for me?
- Reporting from the 8th Midwest International Economic Development Conference
- Stuff you cannot randomize...
- Is there an 'unmet need' for birth control
- Best wishes to the Blattman/Annan family
- Introducing the Development Impact blog