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Berk Ozler

Senior Economist

BERK OZLER is an economist in the Development Research Group, Poverty Cluster. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics from Bosphorous University in 1991, and his Ph.D in Economics from Cornell University in 2001. He is currently running two large experimental impact evaluation programs in Malawi and Tanzania. He is interested in the efficient design of cash transfer programs.


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The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing (English)

This brief summarizes the updates from the 2014 paper entitled, The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing, Welfare impacts of rural electrification : evidence from Vietnam, conducted between between 2009 and 2010 in Malawi. ... See More +

Brief 90357 SEP 02, 2014

Baird, Sarah ; Gong, Erick ; McIntosh, Craig ; Ozler, Berk

Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)

Income differences arise from many sources. While some kinds of inequality, caused by effort differences, might be associated with faster economic growth, other kinds, arising from unequal opportunities for investment, might be detrimental to economic progress. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6915 JUN 01, 2014

Ferreira, Francisco H. G.; Lakner, Christoph; Lugo, Maria Ana; Ozler, Berk

The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)

An extensive multi-disciplinary literature examines the effects of learning oneapos;s HIV status on subsequent risky sexual behaviors. However, many of these studies rely on non-experimental designs; use self-reported outcome measures, or both. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6823 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Gong, Erick; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)

This paper formalizes the design of experiments intended specifically to study spillover effects. By first randomizing the intensity of treatment within clusters and then randomly assigning individual treatment conditional on this cluster-level intensity, a novel set of treatment effects can be identified. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6824 MAR 01, 2014

Baird, Sarah; Bohren, J. Aislinn; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Cash or condition evidence from a cash transfer experiment (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Cash or condition evidence from a cash transfer experiment, conducted from 2008 to the end of 2009 in Malawi. ... See More +

Brief 81208 AUG 14, 2013

Baird, Sarah; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Income shocks and adolescent mental health (English)

This brief summarizes the income shocks and adolescent mental health in Malawi. Monthly transfers were made from 2008 to the end of 2009; in total the intervention lasted two years. ... See More +

Brief 81379 AUG 14, 2013

Baird, Sarah; Hoop, Jacobus de; Ozler, Berk

The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women, conducted during the time period 2007 to 2009 in Malawi. ... See More +

Brief 81510 AUG 14, 2013

Baird, Sarah; Chirwa, Ephraim; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

The regressive demands of demand-driven development (English)

Despite their explicit focus on reaching the poor, many community driven development (CDD) projects have been found to be only mildly pro-poor in their funding allocations. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5883 NOV 01, 2011

Baird, Sarah; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

The impact of economics blogs (English)

There is a proliferation of economics blogs, with increasing numbers of economists attracting large numbers of readers, yet little is known about the impact of this new medium. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5783 AUG 01, 2011

McKenzie, David; Ozler, Berk

Income shocks and adolescent mental health (English)

In this paper, the authors investigate the effect of positive income shocks on the mental health of adolescent girls using experimental evidence from a cash transfer program in Malawi. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5644 APR 01, 2011

Baird, Sarah; de Hoop, Jacobus; Ozler, Berk

Cash or condition ? evidence from a cash transfer experiment (English)

Conditional Cash Transfer programs are quot;...the worldapos;s favorite new anti-poverty device,quot; (The Economist, July 29 2010) yet little is known about the specific role of the conditions in driving their success. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5259 MAR 01, 2010

Baird, Sarah; Mcintosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women (English)

Recent evidence suggests that conditional cash transfer programs for schooling are effective in raising school enrollment and attendance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5089 OCT 01, 2009

Baird, Sarah; Chirwa, Ephraim; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

Designing cost-effective cash transfer programs to boost schooling among young women in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

As of 2007, 29 developing countries had some type of conditional cash transfer program in place, with many others planning or piloting one. However, the evidence base needed by a government to decide how to design a new conditional cash transfer program is severely limited in a number of critical dimensions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5090 OCT 01, 2009

Baird, Sarah; McIntosh, Craig; Ozler, Berk

World development report 2006 : equity and development : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2006 : Equidad y desarrollo (Spanish)

World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. ... See More +

World Development Report 32204 DEC 01, 2006

Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Banerjee, Abhijit; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Menendez, Marta; Ozler, Berk; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rao, Vijayendra; Robinson, James; Walton, Michael; Woolcock, Michael English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Arabic

Local inequality and project choice : theory and evidence from Ecuador (English)

This paper provides evidence consistent with elite capture of Social Fund investment projects in Ecuador. Exploiting a unique combination of data-sets on village-level income distributions, Social Fund project administration, and province level electoral results, the authors test a simple model of project choice when local political power is unequally distributed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3997 AUG 01, 2006

Araujo, M. Caridad; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Ozler, Berk

World development report 2006 : equity and development (Russian)

World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. ... See More +

World Development Report 32204 JAN 01, 2006

Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Banerjee, Abhijit; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Menendez, Marta; Ozler, Berk; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rao, Vijayendra; Robinson, James; Walton, Michael; Woolcock, Michael English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Spanish, Arabic

World development report 2006 : equity and development (Bahasa (Indonesian))

World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. ... See More +

World Development Report 32204 JAN 01, 2006

Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Banerjee, Abhijit; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Menendez, Marta; Ozler, Berk; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rao, Vijayendra; Robinson, James; Walton, Michael; Woolcock, Michael English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic

World development report 2006 : equity and development (English)

World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. ... See More +

World Development Report 32204 SEP 19, 2005

Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Banerjee, Abhijit; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Menendez, Marta; Ozler, Berk; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rao, Vijayendra; Robinson, James; Walton, Michael; Woolcock, Michael Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, Arabic

World development report 2006 : equity and development (Arabic)

World Development Report 2006 analyzes the relationship between equity and development. The report documents the persistence of inequality traps by highlighting the interaction between different forms of inequality. ... See More +

World Development Report 32204 SEP 19, 2005

Atinc, Tamar Manuelyan; Banerjee, Abhijit; Ferreira, Francisco H.G.; Lanjouw, Peter; Menendez, Marta; Ozler, Berk; Prennushi, Giovanna; Rao, Vijayendra; Robinson, James; Walton, Michael; Woolcock, Michael English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish

Re-interpreting sub-group inequality decompositions (English)

The authors propose a modification to the conventional approach of decomposing income inequality by population sub-groups. Specifically, they propose a measure that evaluates observed between-group inequality against a benchmark of maximum between-group inequality that can be attained when the number and relative sizes of groups under examination are fixed. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3687 AUG 01, 2005

Elbers, Chris; Lanjouw, Peter; Mistiaen, Johan A.; Ozler, Berk

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The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing (English)
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SEP 02, 2014 90357 Brief
Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6915 Policy Research Working Paper
The heterogeneous effects of HIV testing (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6823 Policy Research Working Paper
Designing experiments to measure spillover effects (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6824 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash or condition evidence from a cash transfer experiment (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81208 Brief
Income shocks and adolescent mental health (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81379 Brief
The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81510 Brief
The regressive demands of demand-driven development (English)
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NOV 01, 2011 WPS5883 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of economics blogs (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5783 Policy Research Working Paper
Income shocks and adolescent mental health (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5644 Policy Research Working Paper
Cash or condition ? evidence from a cash transfer experiment (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 WPS5259 Policy Research Working Paper
The short-term impacts of a schooling conditional cash transfer program on the sexual behavior of young women (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5089 Policy Research Working Paper
Designing cost-effective cash transfer programs to boost schooling among young women in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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OCT 01, 2009 WPS5090 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2006 : equity and development : Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2006 : Equidad y desarrollo (Spanish)
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DEC 01, 2006 32204 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Arabic
Local inequality and project choice : theory and evidence from Ecuador (English)
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AUG 01, 2006 WPS3997 Policy Research Working Paper
World development report 2006 : equity and development (Russian)
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JAN 01, 2006 32204 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Spanish, Arabic
World development report 2006 : equity and development (Bahasa (Indonesian))
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JAN 01, 2006 32204 World Development Report English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic
World development report 2006 : equity and development (English)
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SEP 19, 2005 32204 World Development Report Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish, Arabic
World development report 2006 : equity and development (Arabic)
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SEP 19, 2005 32204 World Development Report English, Bahasa (Indonesian), Russian, Spanish
Re-interpreting sub-group inequality decompositions (English)
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AUG 01, 2005 WPS3687 Policy Research Working Paper