Menno Pradhan

Principal Investigator

Menno Pradhan is a Professor in Project and Program Evaluation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. He works in the areas of health, education and poverty, focusing on the evaluation of policies in these areas. His research uses applied mirco-economic techniques to study topics like health insurance, early childhood development, teacher incentives, community participation in social services and subjective poverty. Before joining AIGHD, he worked as a Senior Education Economist at the World Bank office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Besides Indonesia, he recently has conducted research in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda.

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Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase in Indonesia.
With Joppe de Ree, Karthik Muralidharan, and Halsey Rogers.
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming.

The Impact of Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education Services in Rural Indonesia.
With Sally Anne Brinkman, Amer Hasan, Haeil Jung, Angela Kinnell.
Journal of Labor Economics, 2017 35:S1, pp305-335.

Improving educational quality through enhancing community participation : results from a randomized field experiment in Indonesia.
First author with D. Suryadarma, A. Beatty, M. Wong, A. Gaduh, , A. Alishjabana and R.P. Artha.
American Economic Journal, Applied Economics Vol. 6 No. 2, April 2014, pages 105-126.

The price and utility dependence of equivalence scales: evidence from Indonesia.
With Joppe de Ree and Rob Alessie.
Journal of Public Economics Volume 97, January 2013, Pages 272–281.

Marginal benefit incidence of public health spending: Evidence from Indonesian sub-national data.
With Ioana Kruse and Robert Sparrow.
Journal of Health Economics, Volume 31, Issue 1, January 2012 , pages 147-157.