Silvia Prina

Contact Info

Department of Economics
Weatherhead School of Management
11119 Bellflower Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Office Phone: 216.368.0208

Research Interests

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Curriculum Vitae


Banking the Poor via Savings Accounts: Evidence from a Field Experiment
Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming

The Importance of Parental Knowledge: Evidence from Weight Report Cards in Mexico
with Heather Royer
Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming

A Theory of Occupational Choice Endogenous Fertility
with Dilip Mookherjee and Debraj Ray
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2012, 4(4): 1-34

The Effect of Social Programs and Exposure to Professionals on the Educational Aspirations of the Poor
with Carlos Chiapa and José Luis Garrido
Economics of Education Review, 2012, 31(1): 778-798

Effects of Border Price Changes on Agricultural Wages and Employment in Mexico
Journal of International Development, 2012

Who Benefited More from NAFTA: Small or Large Farmers? Evidence from Mexico
Review of Development Economics, 2013, 17(3): 594–608

Working Papers

CCTs and Financial Access: Increasing the Bang for Each Transferred Buck?
with Carlos Chiapa
2nd revision submitted, Development Policy Review

The Effects of Financial Access beyond Financial Outcomes
with Carlos Chiapa and Adam Parker
revision requested, Journal of International Development

The Effect of Saving on Risk Attitudes and Intertemporal Choices
with Leandro Carvalho and Justin Sydnor
June 2014

Do Interventions Change the Network? A Dynamic Peer Effect Model Accounting for Network Changes
with Margherita Comola
April 2014

Work in Progress

The Effect of Incentives on Healthy Eating Behavior among Children
with Manuela Angelucci, Heather Royer, and Anya Savikhin

Delivering Conditional Cash Transfers via Savings Accounts: Default and Mental Accounting Mechanisms
with Carlos Chiapa

Child Development and Media Access: the Impact of TV on Health and Skills Formation
with Carlos Chiapa and Sofya Krutikova

A SIM For Saving: Mobile Money in Rural Tanzania
with Alfredo Burlando and Cynthia Kinnan

Pre-Commitment and Mental Accounting: Can They Affect Eating Habits?
with Mariana Carrera