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Tessa Bold

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First Name:Tessa
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Last Name:Bold
RePEc Short-ID:pbo217
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Terminal Degree: Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE); Department of Economics; Oxford University (from RePEc Genealogy)


Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES)
Stockholms Universitet

Stockholm, Sweden
RePEc:edi:iiesuse (more details at EDIRC)

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Working papers

  1. Ingvild Almås & Maximilian Auffhammer & Tessa Bold & Ian Bolliger & Aluma Dembo & Solomon M. Hsiang & Shuhei Kitamura & Edward Miguel & Robert Pickmans, 2019. "Destructive Behavior, Judgment, and Economic Decision-making under Thermal Stress," NBER Working Papers 25785, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Bold, Tessa & Molina, Ezequiel & Filmer, Deon & Svensson, Jakob, 2018. "The Lost Human Capital: Teacher Knowledge and Student Learning in Africa," CEPR Discussion Papers 12956, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Bold,Tessa & Molina,Ezequiel & Safir,Abla, 2018. "Clientelism in the public sector : why public service reforms fail and what to do about it," Policy Research Working Paper Series 8439, The World Bank.
  4. Bold,Tessa & Filmer,Deon P. & Martin,Gayle & Molina,Ezequiel & Rockmore,Christophe & Stacy,Brian William & Svensson,Jakob & Wane,Waly, 2017. "What do teachers know and do ? does it matter ? evidence from primary schools in Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7956, The World Bank.
  5. Bold, Tessa & Barton, Nicholas & Sandefur, Justin, 2017. "Measuring Rents from Public Employment: Regression discontinuity evidence from Kenya," CEPR Discussion Papers 12105, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Nicholas Barton & Tessa Bold & Justin Sandefur, 2017. "Measuring Rents from Public Employment: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Kenya - Working Paper 457," Working Papers 457, Center for Global Development.
  7. Broer, Tobias & Bold, Tessa, 2016. "Risk-Sharing in Village Economies Revisited," CEPR Discussion Papers 11143, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  8. Svensson, Jakob & Yanagizawa-Drott, David & Bold, Tessa & Kaizzi, Kayuki, 2015. "Low Quality, Low Returns, Low Adoption: Evidence from the Market for Fertilizer and Hybrid Seed in Uganda," CEPR Discussion Papers 10743, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  9. Dercon, Stefan & Bold, Tessa, 2014. "Insurance companies of the poor," CEPR Discussion Papers 10278, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  10. Bold, Tessa & Kimenyi, Mwangi & Mwabu, Germano & Sandefur, Justin, 2013. "Can free provision reduce demand for public services ? evidence from Kenyan education," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6685, The World Bank.
  11. Tessa Bold & Mwangi Kimenyi & Germano Mwabu & Alice Ng'ang'a & Justin Sandefur, 2013. "Scaling-up What Works: Experimental Evidence on External Validity in Kenyan Education," CSAE Working Paper Series 2013-04, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
  12. Bold, Tessa & Kimenyi, Mwangi & Mwabu, Germano & Ng’ang’a, Alice & Sandefur, Justin, 2012. "Scaling up education interventions in Kenya: the importance of institutions," PEP Policy Briefs 159927, Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP).
  13. Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu, Justin Sandefur, 2011. "Why Did Abolishing Fees Not Increase Public School Enrollment in Kenya?- Working Paper 271," Working Papers 271, Center for Global Development.
  14. Tessa Bold, Mwangi Kimenyi, Germano Mwabu, Justin Sandefur, 2011. "The High Return to Private Schooling in a Low-Income Country- Working Paper 279," Working Papers 279, Center for Global Development.
  15. Bold, Tessa & Gauthier, Bernard & Svensson, Jakob & Wane, Waly, 2010. "Delivering service indicators in education and health in Africa : a proposal," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5327, The World Bank.
  16. Stefan Dercon & Tessa Bold, 2009. "Contract Design in Insurance Groups," Economics Series Working Papers 421, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
  17. Stefan Dercon (QEH), Joachim De Weerdt, Tessa Bold, Alula Pankhurst, "undated". "Membership Based Indigenous Insurance Associationsin Ethiopia and Tanzania," QEH Working Papers qehwps126, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.
  18. Stefan Dercon (QEH), Tessa Bold, Cesar Calvo, "undated". "Insurance for the Poor?," QEH Working Papers qehwps125, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford.


  1. Tessa Bold & Kayuki C. Kaizzi & Jakob Svensson & David Yanagizawa-Drott, 2017. "Lemon Technologies and Adoption: Measurement, Theory and Evidence from Agricultural Markets in Uganda," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 132(3), pages 1055-1100.
  2. Tessa Bold & Deon Filmer & Gayle Martin & Ezequiel Molina & Brian Stacy & Christophe Rockmore & Jakob Svensson & Waly Wane, 2017. "Enrollment without Learning: Teacher Effort, Knowledge, and Skill in Primary Schools in Africa," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 31(4), pages 185-204, Fall.
  3. Tessa Bold & Mwangi Kimenyi & Germano Mwabu & Justin Sandefur, 2015. "Can Free Provision Reduce Demand for Public Services? Evidence from Kenyan Education," The World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 29(2), pages 293-326.
  4. Tessa Bold & Jakob Svensson, 2013. "Policies and Institutions for Effective Service Delivery: The Need of a Microeconomic and Micropolitical Approach," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 22(suppl_2), pages -38, August.
  5. Tessa Bold & Mwangi S. Kimenyi & Justin Sandefur, 2013. "Public and Private Provision of Education in Kenya," Journal of African Economies, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), vol. 22(suppl_2), pages -56, August.
  6. Tessa Bold, 2009. "Implications of Endogenous Group Formation for Efficient Risk-Sharing," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 119(536), pages 562-591, March.
  7. Dercon, Stefan & De Weerdt, Joachim & Bold, Tessa & Pankhurst, Alula, 2006. "Group-based funeral insurance in Ethiopia and Tanzania," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 34(4), pages 685-703, April.

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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 15 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-AFR: Africa (5) 2006-07-15 2010-06-11 2013-04-27 2013-11-16 2018-06-25. Author is listed
  2. NEP-IAS: Insurance Economics (4) 2006-07-15 2006-07-15 2009-04-18 2015-01-09
  3. NEP-MFD: Microfinance (4) 2006-07-15 2006-07-15 2009-04-18 2015-01-09
  4. NEP-DEV: Development (3) 2006-07-15 2010-06-11 2015-09-05
  5. NEP-EDU: Education (3) 2010-06-11 2013-04-27 2013-11-16
  6. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (2) 2015-08-19 2015-09-05
  7. NEP-DGE: Dynamic General Equilibrium (2) 2015-11-15 2016-03-29
  8. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (2) 2013-04-27 2019-05-06
  9. NEP-LMA: Labor Markets - Supply, Demand, & Wages (2) 2017-07-02 2017-07-16
  10. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (2) 2013-11-16 2018-06-25
  11. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (1) 2015-08-19
  12. NEP-ENV: Environmental Economics (1) 2019-05-06
  13. NEP-IUE: Informal & Underground Economics (1) 2015-01-09
  14. NEP-SOC: Social Norms & Social Capital (1) 2009-04-18


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