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    • Corruption 

      Banerjee, Abhijit; Hanna, Rema N.; Mullainathan, Sendhil (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2012)
      In this paper, we provide a new framework for analyzing corruption in public bureaucracies. The standard way to model corruption is as an example of moral hazard, which then leads to a focus on better monitoring and stricter ...
    • Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City 

      Arceo, Eva; Hanna, Rema N.; Oliva, Paulina (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University., 2012)
      Much of what we know about the marginal effect of pollution on infant mortality is derived from developed country data. However, given the lower levels of air pollution in developed countries, these estimates may not be ...
    • Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India 

      Greenstone, Michael; Hanna, Rema N. (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2011)
      Using the most comprehensive data file ever compiled on air pollution, water pollution, environmental regulations, and infant mortality from a developing country, the paper examines the effectiveness of India’s environmental ...
    • Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Experimental Evidence in Farming 

      Hanna, Rema N.; Mullainatha, Sendhil; Schwartzstein, Joshua (HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, 2012)
      Existing learning models attribute failures to learn to a lack of data. We model a different barrier. Given the large number of dimensions one could focus on when using a technology, people may fail to learn because they ...
    • Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia 

      Hanna, Rema N.; Alatas, Vivi; Banerjee, Abhijit; Chandrasekhar, Arun G.; Olken, Benjamin A. (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2012)
      We use a unique data-set from Indonesia on what individuals know about the income distribution in their village to test theories such as Jackson and Rogers (2007) that link information aggregation in networks to the structure ...
    • Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves 

      Hanna, Rema N.; Duflo, Esther C.; Greenstone, Michael (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University., 2012-05-08)
      It is conventional wisdom that it is possible to reduce exposure to indoor air pollution, improve health outcomes, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the rural areas of developing countries through the adoption of ...