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Antonella Bancalari

Antonella Bancalari

Research Officer


PhD Candidate, London School of Economics

Master of Public Administration – International Development, LSE, 2016

BSc in Economics (honours), Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru), 2012

Antonella is a Research Officer/ PhD Scholar in Development Economics at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and a PhD Candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is an applied microeconomist working on the intersection of Development, Health and Public Economics. Her works focuses on how inefficiencies impact the supply and demand of public goods and how ultimately demographic outcomes are affected. She uses quasi-experimental techniques applied in policy contexts and field experiments.

Academic outputs

Reports and comment

Newspaper article
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to fix the sanitation crisis. But our research suggests that a smart balance of microcredit, subsidies and behaviour change activities is likely to get us a good step closer.
IFS analysis shows that willingness to pay to use community toilets is low in slums in India but that this could potentially increase if the cleanliness and quality of the facility is improved.


Beyond development aid: Sanitation financing & revenue models in reuse (human) waste