Alice Mesnard

Dr Alice Mesnard

Research Associate

Education:

1999: Ph.D. in Economics : 'International and return migration of workers: the role of capital market imperfections', DELTA (EHESS, Paris), in the 'European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics'.
1997 : M.Phil. London School of Economics.
1994 : D.E.A. in 'Analysis and Economic Policy Measures' (E.H.E.S.S.)
1993 : Graduated 'Ingenieur, Statisticien, Economiste' from ENSAE, the National School of Statistics and Economics (Malakoff).

ORCID: 0000-0001-6899-9138

Alice Mesnard is a Reader in Economics at City University of London and is the Programme Director of the MSc Development Economics at City U.
Prior to joining her current university, she was a Senior Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She has continued her IFS affiliation after joining City and has been working in parallel at the Center for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EdePo) on understanding the role of public policies in improving human development. Public policies she has been studying are mainly related to migration (internal migration, temporary migration, illegal and legal migration, human smuggling), education (Conditional Cash Transfers in Colombia), health (maternal health and nutrition programmes in Malawi, Health Insurance in Nigeria, infectious diseases) and labour market (New Deal programmes in the UK).
She received her PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris).

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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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