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Owen Ozier


OWEN OZIER is an economist in the Development Research Group, Human Development and Public Services Team.  He received his M.Eng. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010.  His current research projects focus on health, education, and economic decisions in Kenya.

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Exploiting externalities to estimate the long-term effects of early childhood deworming (English)

This paper investigates whether a large-scale deworming intervention aimed at primary school pupils in western Kenya had long-term effects on young children in the region. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7052 OCT 01, 2014

Ozier, Owen

Malaysia economic monitor : high-performing education (English)

Malaysia's economy regained momentum but yearly growth is set to decelerate in 2013. Export recovery into 2014 is expected to offset slower domestic demand and lead to a pick-up in growth. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 83291 DEC 01, 2013

Sander, Frederico Gil; Jalil, Intan Nadia; Ali, Rabia; Lathapipat, Dilaka; Jithitikulchai, Theepakorn; Taglioni, Daria; Testaverde, Mauro; Ozier, Owen; Ozden, Caglar; del Carpio, Ximena; Zachau, Ulrich; Shetty, Sudhir; Benveniste, Luis; Verghis, Mathew

Perils of simulation : parallel streams and the case of stata's rnormal command (English)

Large-scale simulation-based studies rely on at least three properties of pseudorandom number sequences: they behave in many ways like truly random numbers; they can be replicated; and they can be generated in parallel. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6278 NOV 01, 2012

Ozier, Owen

Does Africa need a rotten Kin Theorem ? experimental evidence from village economies (English)

This paper measures the economic impact of social pressure to share income with kin and neighbors in rural Kenyan villages. The authors conduct a lab experiment in which they randomly vary the observability of investment returns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6085 JUN 01, 2012

Jakiela, Pamela; Ozier, Owen

Incentives to learn (English)

The authors report results from a randomized evaluation of a merit scholarship program for adolescent girls in Kenya. Girls who scored well on academic exams received a cash grant and had school fees paid. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3546 JUN 01, 2005

Kremer, Michael; Miguel, Edward; Thornton, Rebecca; Ozier, Owen