Publications

Publications

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Kenneth Leonard (2014), “As Good as the Networks They Keep? Mechanisms of Information Exchange in Social Networks in Rural Uganda.” Forthcoming, Economic Development and Cultural Change. 

Vasilaky, Kathryn, Rahel Diro, Michael Norton, Geoff McCarnery, and Daniel Osgood (2016), “Scaling the Demand for Index Insurance,” R&R, Journal of Development Studies. 

Vasilaky, Kathryn (2013), “Female Social Networks and Farmer Training: Can Randomized Information Exchange Improve Outcomes?”American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95(2): 376-383.

Under Review

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Daniel Osgood (2016), “Informal Social Networks in Index Insurance: Randomizing Social Distance in Group Insurance,” Under Review.

Flory, Jeffrey, Kenneth Leonard, Magda Tsaneva and Kathryn Vasilaky (2016), “Towards a Deeper Understanding of Female Competitiveness and the Gender Gap: Evidence from Patrilocal and Matrilocal Cultures” Under Review.

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Asif Islam (2016), “By Team or By Tournament? Sharing Information Among Female Farmers in Rural Uganda.” Under Review.

Buehren, Niklas and Markus P. Goldstein and Kenneth L. Leonard and Joao Montalvao and Kathryn Vasilaky, “Women’s Empowerment, Sibling Rivalry, and Competitiveness: Evidence from a Lab Experiment and a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda,” Under Review.

Working Papers

Shirley, Kenny, Kathryn Vasilaky, Helen Greatrex, and Daniel Osgood (2016), “Hierarchal Bayesian Estimation of Weather Index Insurance,” Earth Institute, Columbia University, Working Paper.

Vasilaky, Kathryn (2016), “An Iterative Tikhonov Approach to the Inverse Problem in Regression Analysis,” Columbia University, Earth Institute, Columbia University, Working Paper.

Vasilaky, Kathryn, Kentaro Toyama, Tushi Baul and Dean Karlan (2016), “Learning Digitally: Evaluating the Impact of Farmer Training via Mediated Videos?” Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Working Paper.

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Michelle Brock (2015), “Traversing the Landscape of Economic Power.” Working Paper.

Reports

Montalvao, Joao, Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Leonard and Kathryn Vasilaky (2016), “Girls’ Empowerment, Sibling Rivalry, and Competitiveness: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial and a Lab Experiment in Uganda.” World Bank Research Paper Vol. 12, No. 33

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Kenneth Leonard (2015), “Policy Implications of Social Networks and Learning,” Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief, World Bank Report Number 103850.

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