Research

Publications

Guiteras, R. and B.K. Jack (2018) “Productivity in piece rate labor marketsJournal of Development Economics, 131: 42-61.

Jack, B.K. (2017) “Environmental economics in developing countries: Introduction to the Special IssueJournal of Environmental Economics and Management, 86: 1-7.

B.K. Jack and G. Smith. (2015) “Pay as you go: Pre-paid metering and electricity expenditures in South Africa” American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, 105(5): 237-41.

Jack, B.K. and M. Recalde (2015) “Local leadership and the voluntary provision of public goods: Field evidence from BoliviaJournal of Public Economics, 122: 80-93.

Greenstone, M. and B.K. Jack. (2015) “Envirodevonomics: A research agenda for an emerging fieldJournal of Economic Literature, 53(1): 5-42.

Ashraf, N., O. Bandiera and B.K. Jack (2014) “No margin, no mission? A field experiment on incentives for public service delivery Journal of Public Economics, 120: 1-17.

Jack, B.K. (2013) “Private information and the allocation of land use subsidies in MalawiAmerican Economic Journal: Applied 5(3): 113-135.

Ashraf, N., B.K. Jack and E. Kamenica (2013) “Information and subsidies: Complements or substitutes?Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 88: 133-139.

Ajayi, O.C., B.K. Jack and B. Leimona (2012) “Auction Design for the Private Provision of Public Goods in Developing Countries: Lessons from Payments for Environmental Services in Malawi and IndonesiaWorld Development 40(6): 1213-1223.

Jack, B.K., B. Leimona, P.J. Ferraro (2009) “A Revealed Preference Approach to Estimating Supply Curves for Ecosystem Services: Experimental field auctions and soil erosion control in IndonesiaConservation Biology 23(2): 359-367.

Jack, B.K., C. Kousky, K.R.E. Sims (2008). “Designing payments for ecosystem services: Lessons from previous experience with incentive-based mechanismsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 9465-9470.

Working papers

Fink, G., B.K. Jack and F. Masiye (2018) “Seasonal liquidity, rural labor markets and agricultural production” NBER Working Paper 24564. Appendix

Pilot study: 2014 NBER Working Paper 20218

Jack, B.K., S. Jayachandran and S. Rao (2017) “Environmental externalities and intrahousehold inefficiency” NBER Working Paper 24192.

Jack, B.K. and G. Smith (2016) “Charging ahead: Prepaid electricity metering in South Africa” NBER Working Paper 22895.

Jack, B.K., P. Oliva, S. Bell, C. Severen and E. Walker (2016) “Technology adoption under uncertainty: Take-up and subsequent investment in ZambiaAppendix (earlier version circulated as NBER Working Paper 21414).

Jack, B.K. (2011) “Market inefficiencies and the adoption of agricultural technologies in developing countries” White paper prepared for the Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative, JPAL (MIT) / CEGA (Berkeley).

Jack, B.K. (2009) “Auctioning conservation contracts in Indonesia—Participant learning in multiple trial rounds” CID Graduate Student and Research Fellow Working Paper, Center for International Development at Harvard University.

Ongoing research

“Paying for power: Prepaid electricity and the spending patterns of the poor” (with Anja Sautmann and Kathryn McDermott).