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Scaling Up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education
The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity. We investigate two concerns – heterogeneity across beneficiaries and implementers –Expand
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The Production of Child Health in Kenya: A Structural Model of Birth Weight
The paper investigates birth weight and its correlates in Kenya using nationally representative data collected by the government in the early 1990s. I find that immunization of the mother againstExpand
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Determinants of Poverty in Kenya: A Household Level Analysis
Strategies aimed at poverty reduction need to identify factors that are strongly associated with poverty and that are amenable to modification by policy. This article uses household level dataExpand
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Interventions and Institutions: Experimental Evidence on Scaling UP Education Reforms in Kenya
The recent wave of randomized trials in development economics has provoked criticisms regarding external validity and the neglect of political economy. We investigate these concerns in a randomizedExpand
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Health Economics for Low-Income Countries
Good health is a determinant of economic growth and a component of well-being. This paper discusses and synthesizes economic models of individual and household behavior, showing how they may be usedExpand
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Farm technology adoption in Kenya: a simultaneous estimation of inorganic fertilizer and improved maize variety adoption decisions
AbstractThis paper models inorganic fertilizer and improved maize varieties adoption as joint decisions. Controlling for household, plot-level, institutional and other factors, the study found thatExpand
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Health service pricing reforms in Kenya
In December 1989, the Government of Kenya implemented cost sharing reforms in a substantial portion of public health facilities. In September 1990 the Government suspended registration fees forExpand
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