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World Development Report 2015:
Mind, Society, and Behavior
Senior Research Economist
Development Economics Research Group
Time: Thursday, April 16
3:30 to 4:30 PM
Karla Hoff is a Senior Research Economist in the Development Economics Research Group and Codirector of the World Development Report 2015. Much of her work focuses on using the tools of economics to study social interactions.
Her work explains how good people can form bad neighbor-hoods, how productivity is sensitive to social setting, and how historical legacies influence the difficulty of establishing a rule of law. She is coeditor of two books—The Economics of Rural Organization and Poverty Traps. Ongoing work evaluates a women’s empowerment project and a political theater program in India. Her work spans conceptual analysis and grassroots fieldwork. She has a BA in French from Wellesley
College and a PhD in economics from Princeton. She taught English in the Peace Corps in the Ivory Coast
Insights from economics, law, and behavioral sciences to inform identification and designs of effective development policies and programs to promote agency and economic development.
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