Dean Spears

University of Texas at Austin

Assistant Professor of Economics

Austin, TX 78712

United States

Economics and Planning Unit, ISI-Delhi

visiting economist

7 S .J. S.

Sansanwal Marg

New Delhi, 110016

India

r.i.c.e.

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (14)

1.

How Much International Variation in Child Height Can Sanitation Explain?

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6351
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 382 (75,067)
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Population Policies, Early Child and Children's Health, Disease Control & Prevention, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Youth and Governance

Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 13 May 2015 Last Revised: 18 May 2017
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 251 (118,570)

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Sanitation, Infant Mortality, Open Defecation, Externalities

Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality

NBER Working Paper No. w21184
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 18 May 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2015
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 25 (496,384)

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Village Sanitation and Children's Human Capital: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment by the Maharashtra Government

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6580
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jeffrey S. Hammer and Dean Spears
Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 152 (189,212)
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Disease Control & Prevention, Population Policies, Hygiene Promotion and Social Marketing, Early Child and Children's Health

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Bounded Rationality as Deliberation Costs: Theory and Evidence from a Pricing Field Experiment in India

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 06 Aug 2009
Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 123 (223,834)

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bounded rationality, deliberation costs, pricing, social marketing, cost-sharing, handwashing with soap, field experiment, India, development, behavioral economics

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Bounded Rationality as Subjective Menus: Contraction Consistency and Intertemporal Choice

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 29 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 06 Jan 2011
Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 121 (226,605)

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bounded rationality, weak WARP, intertemporal choice, preferences over choice sets, contraction consistency, Sen's alpha, menu effects, representation theorem

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Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Sanitation on Childhood Cognitive Skills: Evidence from India's Total Sanitation Campaign

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6659
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Dean Spears and Sneha Lamba
University of Texas at Austin and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE)
Downloads 95 (268,328)

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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Disease Control & Prevention, Primary Education, Educational Sciences, Population Policies

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Place and Child Health: The Interaction of Population Density and Sanitation in Developing Countries

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7124
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), World Bank, Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), Princeton University and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 88 (281,677)

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Small Private Water Supply Providers, Water and Human Health, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics

Sanitation, Disease Externalities, and Anemia: Evidence from Nepal

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Dec 2016
Diane Coffey, Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 65 (339,315)

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anemia, sanitation, open defecation

Sanitation, Disease Externalities, and Anemia: Evidence from Nepal

NBER Working Paper No. w22940
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
Diane Coffey, Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Poorer: Adult Wages and the Early-Life Disease Environment in India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7121
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nicholas Lawson and Dean Spears
Aix-Marseille University - Aix-Marseille School of Economics and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 74 (312,381)

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Engineering, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Sanitation and Sewerage, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics, Rural Labor Markets, Sanitary Environmental Engineering, Small Private Water Supply Providers, Labor Markets, Water and Human Health, Health and Sanitation, Environmental Engineering, Labor Policies

Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 56 (366,275)

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heat, humidity, infant mortality, wet bulb temperature, climate change

Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World

NBER Working Paper No. w24870
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2018
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
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Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World

IZA Discussion Paper No. 11717
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Aug 2018
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 4 (631,897)

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heat, humidity, mortality, neonatal mortality, development, climate damages

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Preference for Randomization?: Anscombe-Aumann Inconsistency in the Lab

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 65 (335,091)

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preference for randomization, ambiguity aversion, Anscombe-Aumann, Ellsberg paradox, uncertainty, lab experiment

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Changes in Open Defecation in Rural North India: 2014-2018

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12065
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Jan 2019
University of Pennsylvania, Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), Center for Policy Research (India), Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), Centre for Policy Research, Accountability Initiative, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin and Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.)
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sanitation, open defecation, India, development, environmental health, behaviour, Swachh Bharat Mission

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Sanitation, Disease Externalities and Anaemia: Evidence from Nepal

The Economic Journal, Vol. 128, Issue 611, pp. 1395-1432, 2018
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Jun 2018
Diane Coffey, Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.), University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
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Health and Hunger: Disease, Energy Needs, and the Indian Calorie Consumption Puzzle

The Economic Journal, Vol. 127, Issue 606, pp. 2378-2409, 2017
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Nov 2017
Josephine Duh and Dean Spears
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Texas at Austin
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