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

19

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2,578

SSRN CITATIONS

30

CROSSREF CITATIONS

50

Scholarly Papers (19)

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 410 (90,372)

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Population Policies, Early Child and Children's Health, Disease Control & Prevention, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Youth and Governance

Inversions in US Presidential Elections: 1836-2016

Number of pages: 87 Posted: 16 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2020
Michael Geruso, Dean Spears and Ishaana Talesara
University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 359 (104,355)

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Electoral College, Inversion, Wrong Winner, Referendum Paradox, Majority Deficit, National Popular Vote

Inversions in Us Presidential Elections: 1836-2016

NBER Working Paper No. w26247
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 09 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2021
Michael Geruso, Dean Spears and Ishaana Talesara
University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 27 (610,118)

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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 311 (122,346)
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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: 21 May 2021
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 31 (583,994)
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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.)
Downloads 198 (192,335)
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sanitation, open defecation, India, development, environmental health, behaviour, Swachh Bharat Mission

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 155 (238,179)
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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 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2021
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 25 (624,294)

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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 13 (718,735)

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

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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 - Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 185 (204,361)

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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 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 131 (271,584)

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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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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 129 (274,725)

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bounded rationality, deliberation costs, pricing, social marketing, cost-sharing, handwashing with soap, field experiment, India, development, behavioral 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 85 (367,283)

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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 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2021
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 28 (603,394)

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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 112 (304,285)
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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 99 (330,706)
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Small Private Water Supply Providers, Water and Human Health, Town Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Supply and Sanitation Economics

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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 86 (361,333)
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preference for randomization, ambiguity aversion, Anscombe-Aumann, Ellsberg paradox, uncertainty, lab experiment

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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 79 (380,084)

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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

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Birth Order, Fertility, and Child Height in India and Africa

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12289
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 21 May 2019
Dean Spears, Diane Coffey and Jere Behrman
University of Texas at Austin, Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.) and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 39 (527,465)
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child height, birth order, India, DHS, high-dimensional fixed effects

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Neonatal Death in India: Birth Order in a Context of Maternal Undernutrition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12288
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 21 May 2019
Diane Coffey and Dean Spears
Research Institute for Compassionate Economics (r.i.c.e.) and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 30 (575,200)

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neonatal mortality, infant mortality, birth order, maternal nutrition, India

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Those Who Can't Sort, Steal: Caste, Occupational Mobility, and Rent-Seeking in Rural India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12538
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Sep 2019
Nicholas Lawson and Dean Spears
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 18 (655,346)

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caste, occupational mobility, rent-seeking, India, labour markets in developing countries

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Why Variable-Population Social Orderings Cannot Escape the Repugnant Conclusion: Proofs and Implications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12668
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Oct 2019
Dean Spears and Mark Budolfson
University of Texas at Austin and Rutgers University
Downloads 13 (692,698)

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population economics, population ethics, repugnant conclusion, RDGU, CLGU, separability

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The Asymmetry of Population Ethics: Experimental Social Choice and Dual-Process Moral Reasoning

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12537
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Sep 2019
Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 13 (692,698)

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population ethics, experimental social choice, the Asymmetry, dual-process moral reasoning, questionnaire-experimental method

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How Likely is it that Courts Will Select the Us President? The Probability of Narrow, Reversible Election Results in the Electoral College Versus a National Popular Vote

NBER Working Paper No. w27993
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
Michael Geruso and Dean Spears
University of Texas at Austin and University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 2 (780,534)
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