Dr Anett John

Dr Anett John

The Department of Economics
Lecturer in Economics

Contact details

Address
Department of Economics
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics
  • Mres in Economics, London School of Economics
  • MSc in Economics, University of Warwick

Biography

Prior to joining the department, Anett was an Assistant Professor at CREST and ENSAE Paris. Her research applies behavioural models to topics in development economics, such as microfinance, human capital, and health. She is particularly interested in behavioural barriers to economic investment decisions. A strong past focus has been the impact of time preferences and self-control on individuals' lives. More recently, she is studying the importance of individuals' beliefs about themselves (captured in psychological concepts like agency and self-efficacy) for economic decisionmaking. Applications extend beyond developing countries to disadvantaged populations in high-income countries, such as unemployed youths in France. Her methodology of choice are randomized field experiments that are firmly grounded in economic theory.

Research

Research interests: Development Economics, Behavioural Economics, Experimental Economics

Publications

Recent publications

Article

John, A & Orkin, K 2022, 'Can simple psychological interventions increase preventive health investment?', Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1001-1047. https://doi.org/10.1093/jeea/jvab052

John, A 2020, 'When commitment fails: evidence from a field experiment', Management Science, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 503-529. https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2018.3236

John, A 2017, 'Can fixed regular deposits overcome savings constraints?', Revue Economique, vol. 68, no. 5, pp. 909-924. https://doi.org/10.3917/reco.pr3.0100

Working paper

John, A 2020 'Flexible Microcredit: Effects on Loan Repayment and Social Pressure'.

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