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Double for nothing ? experimental evidence on an unconditional teacher salary increase in Indonesia (English)

How does a large unconditional increase in salary affect the performance of incumbent employees in the public sector? This paper presents experimental evidence on this question in the context of a policy change in Indonesia that led to a permanent doubling of teachers' base salaries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8264 DEC 04, 2017

De Ree,Joppe Jaitze; Muralidharan,Karthik; Pradhan,Menno Prasad; Rogers,F. Halsey Disclosed

The fiscal cost of weak governance : evidence from teacher absence in India (English)

The relative return to input-augmentation versus inefficiency-reduction strategies for improving education system performance is a key open question for education policy in low-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7579 FEB 25, 2016

Muralidharan,Karthik; Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash Disclosed

Quality and accountability in healthcare delivery : audit evidence from primary care providers in India (English)

This paper presents direct evidence on the quality of health care in low-income settings using a unique and original set of audit studies, where standardized patients were presented to a nearly representative sample of rural public and private primary care providers in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7334 JUN 23, 2015

Das,Jishnu; Holla,Alaka; Mohpal,Aakash; Muralidharan,Karthik Disclosed

Teacher performance pay : experimental evidence from India (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Teacher performance pay : experimental evidence from India, conducted in August 2005 in India. ... See More +

Brief 81471 AUG 14, 2013

Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for household responses to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Journal Article 92924 APR 01, 2013

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for the fact that households will respond to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5629 APR 01, 2011

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila; Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed

Does linking teacher pay to student performance improve results? (English)

Educators and education policy makers are concerned with creating the best possible learning environment for students. How to do this, especially in primary school, where reading, writing and mathematical skills are first acquired, is the subject of policy debates in many parts of the world. ... See More +

Brief 57782 SEP 01, 2010

Marcus,Aliza; Muralidharan,Karthik; Sundararaman,Venkatesh Disclosed

Teacher incentives in developing countries : Experimental evidence from India (English)

This paper points out that performance pay for teachers is frequently suggested as a way of improving educational outcomes in schools, but the empirical evidence to date on its effectiveness is limited and mixed. ... See More +

Working Paper 42129 NOV 12, 2006

Muralidharan, Karthik; Sundararaman, Venkatesh Disclosed