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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Group size and the efficiency of informal risk sharing

| Working Paper

The objective of this paper is to understand and test empirically the relationship between group size and informal risk sharing. Models of informal risk sharing with limited commitment and grim-trigger punishments upon deviation imply that larger groups provide better informal insurance.

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