Bansi Malde

Bansi Malde

Senior Research Economist

Education:

MSc Economics for Development (Distinction), University of Oxford, 2007
BSc Economics and Econometrics with Study in Continental Europe (France) (1st Class), University of Bristol, 2006

Bansi is a Senior Research Economist in the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo), having joined the institute as a research economist in 2007. Her general research interests include understanding the role of social networks in shaping economic outcomes, investigating how households share risk in developing countries, and health in developing countries. Her past work has focused on how fertility decisions affect household investments in education and on understanding how households adjust to the provision of nutrition related information in resource-poor communities.

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Nutrition, information and household behavior: Experimental evidence from Malawi

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Incorrect knowledge of the health production function may lead to inefficient household choices and thereby to the production of suboptimal levels of health. This paper studies the effects of a randomized intervention in rural Malawi that, over a six-month period, provided mothers of young infants with information on child nutrition without supplying any monetary or in-kind resources.

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