Anja Sautmann

Anja Sautmann joined J-PAL Global in July 2017. She is guiding J-PAL's efforts in providing research support to regional offices and affiliated professors, defining and monitoring research standards, and fostering research transparency. She also oversees J-PAL's internal training and external education initiatives. She has ongoing projects on health care subsidies and malaria prescription practices in Mali and electricity pricing in South Africa.
Previously, Anja was an Assistant Professor at Brown University, where she taught graduate and undergraduate classes in development economics and applied research methods. She has previously conducted research on dowries in India and the role of age in the marriage market, measuring the allocation and variation in consumption over time, the use of incentives for employees with biased self-confidence, and the effect of non-pecuniary incentives, like "nudges", on welfare.

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Designing and Running Randomized Evaluations (edX)

Learn how to both design randomized evaluations and implement them in the field to measure the impact of social programs. A randomized evaluation, also known as a randomized controlled trial (RCT), field experiment or field trial, is a type of impact evaluation that uses random assignment to allocate resources, [...]
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