Laura Schechter

University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics

Professor

427 Lorch St.

Madison, WI 53706-1503

United States

http://aae.wisc.edu/lschechter

University of Wisconsin at Madison - Economics

Professor

William H. Sewell Social Science Building

1180 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1393

United States

http://aae.wisc.edu/lschechter

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

24

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209

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137

Scholarly Papers (24)

1.

Risk Aversion and Expected-Utility Theory: A Calibration Exercise

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Apr 2005
Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Risk aversion, experiment, Paraguay

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Detecting Problems in Survey Data Using Benford's Law

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2007
George Judge and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 324 (118,558)
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Benford's law, first-digit phenomenon, relative frequencies, data errors, survey quality

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Social Networks in Developing Countries

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Volume 7, 2015. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-resource-100814-125123
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 07 Jan 2015
Yating Chuang and Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 298 (128,581)
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social networks

Social Networks in Developing Countries

Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 451-472, 2015
Posted: 12 Oct 2015
Yating Chuang and Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics

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Evaluating Different Approaches to Estimating Vulnerability

Social Protection Discussion Paper No. 0410
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 06 Mar 2011
Ethan A. Ligon and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Vote-Buying and Reciprocity

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2011
Frederico Finan and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 180 (209,956)
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vote-buying, reciprocity, paraguay, experiment, social preference, elections, corruption

Vote-Buying and Reciprocity

NBER Working Paper No. w17411
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2021
Frederico Finan and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Vote-Buying and Reciprocity

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5965
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 18 Sep 2011
Frederico Finan and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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vote-buying, reciprocity, redistributive politics, voting, social preferences

Country of Women? Repercussions of the Triple Alliance War in Paraguay

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 02 May 2021
Oregon State University - Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vancouver School of Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Conflict, Gender, Fertility, Female Labor Force Participation, Education, History, Persistence, Paraguay, Latin America

Country of Women? Repercussions of the Triple Alliance War in Paraguay

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14752
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 May 2020
Oregon State University - Department of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vancouver School of Economics and Precision Agriculture for Developmen
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conflict, Education, Female Labor Force Participation, Gender, History, Illegitimacy, Latin America, Paraguay, Persistence

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To Deceive or Not to Deceive: The Effect of Deception on Behavior in Future Laboratory Experiments

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 18
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Jun 2006
University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics, Yale UniversityNorthwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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laboratory experimental methods, experimental economics, deception, psychology and economics, laboratory selection effects

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Traditional Trust Measurement and the Risk Confound: An Experiment in Rural Paraguay

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 May 2005
Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Paraguay, trust, risk aversion, experiment

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The Roles of Risk and Ambiguity in Technology Adoption

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 04 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2015
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, UW Madison and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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risk aversion, ambiguity aversion, technology adoption, genetically modified (GM) seeds

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Theft, Gift-Giving, and Trustworthiness: Honesty is its Own Reward in Rural Paraguay

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 May 2005
Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 116 (297,655)
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Trust, trustworthiness, limited-commitment, theft, Paraguay

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Stability of Experimental and Survey Measures of Risk, Time, and Social Preferences: A Review and Some New Results

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2015
Yating Chuang and Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 111 (307,129)
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stability of preferences, risk preferences, time preferences, social preferences

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Receptiveness to Advice, Cognitive Ability, and Technology Adoption

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 08 May 2015 Last Revised: 08 Dec 2017
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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technology adoption, learning, responsiveness to advice, receptiveness to advice, advice taking, cognitive ability, economic experiments, genetically modified (GM) seeds

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An Empirical Non-Parametric Likelihood Family of Data-Based Benford-Like Distributions

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 22 Aug 2006
Marian Grendar, George Judge and Laura Schechter
Bel University, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Benford's law, first significant digit phenomenon, relative frequencies

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The Apple and Your Eye: Visual and Taste Rank-Ordered Probit Analysis with Correlated Errors

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Jan 2009
Laura Schechter
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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rank-ordered probit, apples, experiment, stated preference, revealed preference, marketing

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Reciprocated Versus Unreciprocated Sharing in Social Networks

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2011
Laura Schechter and Alex Yuskavage
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics and U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA)
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Social Networks, Risk Sharing, Network Architecture, Support, Betweenness

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Motives for Sharing in Social Networks

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2011
Ethan A. Ligon and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 69 (411,080)
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experiment, altruism, reciprocity, risk-sharing

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Subsidies versus Mental Accounting Nudges: Harnessing Mobile Payment Systems to Improve Sanitation

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2018
Molly Lipscomb and Laura Schechter
Batten School of Public Policy and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
Downloads 66 (420,866)
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earmarking, mental accounting, mobile money, sanitation, savings, subsidies.

Information Technology and Government Decentralization: Experimental Evidence from Paraguay

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2020
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Decentralization, Delegation, Bureaucracy, Monitoring, Marginal Treatment Effects

Government Decentralization Under Changing State Capacity: Experimental Evidence from Paraguay

NBER Working Paper No. w24879
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 06 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2021
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business - Business and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Brokering Votes with Information Spread via Social Networks

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 24 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 26 May 2020
Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, Harvard University and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Brokering Votes with Information Spread Via Social Networks

NBER Working Paper No. w26241
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2021
Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics, Harvard University and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Structural Experimentation to Distinguish between Models of Risk Sharing with Frictions in Rural Paraguay

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2018
Ethan A. Ligon and Laura Schechter
University of California, Berkeley and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Risk Sharing, Experiments, Limited Commitment, Hidden Information

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Spillovers without Social Interactions in Urban Sanitation

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 22 Mar 2021
Development Innovation Lab, University of Chicago, Batten School of Public Policy, University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics and Precision Agriculture for Developmen
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social networks, sanitation, spillovers, reciprocity

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Externalities and Spillovers from Sanitation and Waste Management in Urban and Rural Neighborhoods

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2019
Evan Kresch, Molly Lipscomb and Laura Schechter
Department of Economics - Oberlin College, Batten School of Public Policy and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Sanitation, Health, Waste Management, Externalities, Spillovers, CLTS

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Persuading Voters to Punish Corrupt Vote Buyers: Experimental Evidence from a Large-Scale Radio Campaign in India

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Sep 2021
University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRNUniversity of Chicago
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vote buying, elections, corruption, radio, mass media, India

Privatization of public goods: Evidence from the sanitation sector in Senegal

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Sep 2021
Development Innovation Lab, University of Chicago, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics, Batten School of Public Policy and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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Sanitation, Privatization, Urban Development

Privatization of Public Goods: Evidence from the Sanitation Sector in Senegal

NBER Working Paper No. w29295
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2021
Development Innovation Lab, University of Chicago, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics, Batten School of Public Policy and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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