Karla Hoff is a Lead Economist at the World Bank and a visiting professor at Columbia University. Her research focuses on how economic, political, and social structure, through its effects on how people think, can create barriers to upward mobility and economic development. She co-directed the World Bank’s World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior, one of the first syntheses of behavioural development economics. Ongoing work draws on psychology, sociology, and anthropology to show that prototypes and narratives shape how boundedly rational people process information and that interventions can change cultural categories in ways that emancipate people. Karla is an Associate Editor of the World Bank Economic Review and has co-edited two books, The Economics of Rural Organization and Poverty Traps. She was a National Merit Scholar at Wellesley College and a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Ivory Coast and earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University.
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दुनिया के अनेक हिस्सों में हम साझा हितों को लेकर सहयोग करना सीखने के मामले में लगातार गड़बड़ी देखते हैं। सांस्कृतिक भिन्नताओं – अर्थात ऐसे विचार कि अपमान क्या होता है और उसका सही रिस्पांस क्या होता है –...
- Karla Hoff
- 27 फ़रवरी, 2019
In many parts of the world, we observe persistent dysfunction in learning to cooperate around common interests. Cultural differences – ideas of what constitutes an insult and what an appropriate res...
- Karla Hoff
- 20 February, 2019