Final publications from seven years of impactful research
As the Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) programme draws to a close, after seven years of impactful research, the final few months of the programme has seen a flurry of activity. Numerous working papers and policy briefs have been completed by EDI research teams and uploaded to this website; researchers in Bangladesh undertook a second survey into the impact of Covid-19 on adolescent girls; videos from the final EDI conference have been uploaded to OPM’s Vimeo; and, last but certainly not least, presentation slides from our EDI Synthesis Seminars have been added to website’s EDI Resources section. These papers, presentations and briefs are the culmination of several years of research and present highly relevant and unique insights into a range of different thematic areas affecting economic development and institutions.
All research outputs are available via our ‘Resources’ page, however for ease of access they are listed with links below:
New papers from our Randomised Control Trials work:
- In-group bias in the Indian Judiciary: Evidence from 5 million cases, Elliott Ash, Sam Asher, Aditi Bhowmick, Sandeep Bhupatiraju, Daniel Chen, Tanaya Devi, Christoph Goessmann, Paul Novosad, Bilal Siddiqi
- The Promise of Machine Learning for the Courts of India, Sandeep Bhupatiraju, Daniel L. Chen, Shareen Joshi
- ‘How to target enforcement at scale? Evidence from tax audits in Senegal, Pierre Bachas, Anne Brockmeyer, Alipio Ferreira, Bassirou Sarr
New papers, policy briefs and research insights from our Case Studies and mixed methods work:
- Political Selection in Local Elections Evidence from Rural Uganda, Siwan Anderson, Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Andrea GuarisoAlso see the associated policy brief.
- Can secular media create religious backlash? Evidence from Pakistan’s media liberalization, Joshua Blumenstock, Oeindrila Dube, Karrar Hussain. Also see the associated policy brief.
- Teacher rotation and student outcomes: Experimental evidence from UgandaI, Isabelle Cohen, Ernesto Dal Bó, Frederico Finan, Kizito Omala, David Schonholzer. Also see the associated policy brief.
- On the Political Economy of Land Reform, Rob Davies, Halvor Mehlum, Kalle Moene, Ragnar Torvik. Also see the associated policy brief.
- Devolution under Autocracies: Evidence from Pakistan, Adeel Malik, Rinchan Mirza, Jean-Philippe Platteau. Also see the associated policy brief.
- Acquisitions, Management, and Efficiency in Rwanda’s Coffee Industry, Rocco Macchiavello, Ameet Morjaria. Also see the associated policy brief.
The presentations from our last EDI conference are available on OPM’s Vimeo site. If you are interested in more video content from the history of EDI, visit the dedicated playlist on OPM’s YouTube channel.
Newly updated Covid-19 essay:
- The Threat to Adolescent Development from Covid-19 in rural Bangladesh, Zaki Wahhaj, Amrit Amirapu, Niaz Asadullah, and Zaki Wahhaj.
The complete set of Covid-19 essays,, specially commissioned by EDI in response to the pandemic, can be found on the EDI website.
EDI’s research – Institutional Diagnostic, Randomised Control Trials (RCTs), and Case Studies – has been synthesised by the leading researchers in each research area. Full synthesis reports are available in the resources section of the website. The synthesis papers were also presented at two synthesis seminars and the presentation slides are available to view:
The consortium of organisations – Oxford Policy Management, Paris School of Economics, University of Namur, and Aide á la Décision Économique (ADE) – would like to extend our thanks to all those who have worked on and supported the Economic Development and Institutions programme.
The programme has produced a vast amount of research, and had some significant impacts over its seven-year history, some of which are detailed in the Center for Effective Global Action’s 2021 Impact Report. This site will remain live for one year and will be archived on the UK government’s website archive as a permanent record. For any questions about EDI and our research, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.