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Frank Schilbach is Associate Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focusses on the intersection of behavioural and development economics. Frank's primary research examines previously neglected correlates of poverty, including substance abuse, physical pain, sleep deprivation, and depression. He seeks to understand the role of these factors in the lives of the poor by studying their impacts on cognitive function, decision-making, and worker productivity. Frank also studies the generation and diffusion of information about optimal agricultural inputs in sub-Saharan Africa.
Frank received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He received a Diploma in Economics from Mannheim University and a Masters in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Posts by Frank Schilbach
Financial constraints can have psychological consequences and affect productivity by making workers more distracted during work. Based on an experiment among small-scale manufacturing workers in Odish...