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Dean Spears

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First Name:Dean
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Last Name:Spears
RePEc Short-ID:psp166
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Department of Economics
University of Texas-Austin

Austin, Texas (United States)

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Austin, Texas 78712
RePEc:edi:deutxus (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Michael Geruso & Dean Spears, 2020. "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 Papers 27993, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Michael Geruso & Dean Spears & Ishaana Talesara, 2019. "Inversions in US Presidential Elections: 1836-2016," NBER Working Papers 26247, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Michael Geruso & Dean Spears, 2018. "Heat, Humidity, and Infant Mortality in the Developing World," NBER Working Papers 24870, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Diane Coffey & Michael Geruso & Dean Spears, 2016. "Sanitation, Disease Externalities, and Anemia: Evidence From Nepal," NBER Working Papers 22940, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Michael Geruso & Dean Spears, 2015. "Neighborhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality," NBER Working Papers 21184, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Hathi, Payal & Haque, Sabrina & Pant, Lovey & Coffey, Diane & Spears, Dean, 2014. "Place and child health : the interaction of population density and sanitation in developing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7124, The World Bank.
  7. Lawson, Nicholas & Spears, Dean, 2014. "What doesn't kill you makes you poorer : adult wages and the early-life disease environment in India," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7121, The World Bank.
  8. Spears, Dean & Lamba, Sneha, 2013. "Effects of early-life exposure to sanitation on childhood cognitive skills : evidence from India's total sanitation campaign," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6659, The World Bank.
  9. Jeffrey Hammer & Dean Spears, 2013. "Village sanitation externalities and children's human capital: Evidence from a randomized experiment by the Maharashtra government," Working Papers 1443, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Health and Wellbeing..
  10. Hammer, Jeffrey & Spears, Dean, 2013. "Village sanitation and children's human capital : evidence from a randomized experiment by the Maharashtra government," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6580, The World Bank.
  11. Spears, Dean, 2013. "How much international variation in child height can sanitation explain ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6351, The World Bank.
  12. Ashwini Deshpande & Dean Spears, 2012. "Who Is The Identifiable Victim?--Caste Interacts With Sympathy In India," Working papers 211, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
  13. Dean Spears, 2010. "Economic Decision-making in Poverty Depletes Behavioral Control," Working Papers 1293, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Center for Economic Policy Studies..
  14. Dean E. Spears, 2009. "Bounded Rationality as Deliberation Costs: Theory and Evidence from a Pricing Field Experiment in India," Working Papers 1199, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Center for Economic Policy Studies..


  1. Dean Spears, 2017. "Making people happy or making happy people? Questionnaire-experimental studies of population ethics and policy," Social Choice and Welfare, Springer;The Society for Social Choice and Welfare, vol. 49(1), pages 145-169, June.
  2. Coffey, Diane & Spears, Dean & Vyas, Sangita, 2017. "Switching to sanitation: Understanding latrine adoption in a representative panel of rural Indian households," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 188(C), pages 41-50.
  3. Payal Hathi & Sabrina Haque & Lovey Pant & Diane Coffey & Dean Spears, 2017. "Place and Child Health: The Interaction of Population Density and Sanitation in Developing Countries," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 54(1), pages 337-360, February.
  4. Hammer, Jeffrey & Spears, Dean, 2016. "Village sanitation and child health: Effects and external validity in a randomized field experiment in rural India," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 135-148.
  5. Lawson, Nicholas & Spears, Dean, 2016. "What doesn't kill you makes you poorer: Adult wages and early-life mortality in India," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 21(C), pages 1-16.
  6. Vyas, Sangita & Kov, Phyrum & Smets, Susanna & Spears, Dean, 2016. "Disease externalities and net nutrition: Evidence from changes in sanitation and child height in Cambodia, 2005–2010," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 23(C), pages 235-245.
  7. Ashwini Deshpande & Dean Spears, 2016. "Who Is the Identifiable Victim? Caste and Charitable Giving in Modern India," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 64(2), pages 299-321.
  8. Diane Coffey & John Papp & Dean Spears, 2015. "Short-Term Labor Migration from Rural North India: Evidence from New Survey Data," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer;Southern Demographic Association (SDA), vol. 34(3), pages 361-380, June.
  9. Avinash Kishore & Dean Spears, 2014. "Having a Son Promotes Clean Cooking Fuel Use in Urban India: Women's Status and Son Preference," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 62(4), pages 673-699.
  10. Spears, Dean, 2014. "Decision costs and price sensitivity: Field experimental evidence from India," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 169-184.
  11. Sneha Lamba & Dean Spears, 2013. "Caste, 'Cleanliness' and Cash: Effects of Caste-Based Political Reservations in Rajasthan on a Sanitation Prize," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(11), pages 1592-1606, November.
  12. Spears, Dean, 2013. "Policy Lessons from the Implementation of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign," India Policy Forum, National Council of Applied Economic Research, vol. 9(1), pages 63-104.
  13. Dean Spears, 2013. "Poverty and probability: aspiration and aversion to compound lotteries in El Salvador and India," Experimental Economics, Springer;Economic Science Association, vol. 16(3), pages 263-284, September.
  14. Spears, Dean, 2012. "Height and cognitive achievement among Indian children," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 210-219.
  15. Spears Dean, 2011. "Intertemporal Bounded Rationality as Consideration Sets with Contraction Consistency," The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 11(1), pages 1-16, June.
  16. Spears Dean, 2011. "Economic Decision-Making in Poverty Depletes Behavioral Control," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 11(1), pages 1-44, December.


  1. Spears, Dean & Haddad, Lawrence James, 2015. "The power of WASH: Why sanitation matters for nutrition," IFPRI book chapters, in: 2014–2015 Global Food Policy Report, chapter 3, pages 19-24, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

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NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 10 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-DEV: Development (5) 2013-02-16 2013-10-25 2014-12-29 2014-12-29 2017-01-08. Author is listed
  2. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (5) 2013-02-16 2014-12-29 2015-05-22 2017-01-08 2018-08-27. Author is listed
  3. NEP-DEM: Demographic Economics (2) 2013-02-16 2013-08-31
  4. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (2) 2019-09-23 2020-11-09
  5. NEP-AFR: Africa (1) 2013-02-16
  6. NEP-CDM: Collective Decision-Making (1) 2020-11-09
  7. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (1) 2014-12-29
  8. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (1) 2013-08-31
  9. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2013-08-31
  10. NEP-NEU: Neuroeconomics (1) 2013-10-25
  11. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2015-05-22


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