Leap Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies




Projects

Agriculture
Which is the most efficient type of tenancy contract on productivity? What is the effect of Land Tenure Reform programs on perceived tenure security and female land rights?
Education
What are the effects of inter-ethnic group contact on academic outcomes? Do individuals learn more when they are paired with someone of another race who is not prejudiced against their group? What are the effects of education on religiosity and women’s empowerment? Can a program that provided tutoring and career counselling to immigrant children affect their secondary school choices?
Family
Can the shows we see on TV change how we think and act in term family planning and related issues?
Finance
What are the direct effects of introducing greater repayment flexibility in business loans on borrowers’ repayment behavior and business outcomes? Are there selection effects of introducing a loan contract with greater repayment flexibility on an MFI’s pool of borrowers? If offered to clients with a good credit history, can a flexible‐repayment loan contract be used as a tool to reduce moral hazard problems within the MFI’s current and future client base?
Health
What is the role of financial incentives, distributed through lotteries, on HIV prevention and sexual behavioral change? Could including messages related to health in popular entertainment be an avenue for promoting positive behavior change?
Institutions
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Labor Markets
How can we create incentives for more efficient women’s choices in the labor market? Does new information about immigrants affect people’s attitude towards them? How can a program on entrepreneurship training influence business outcomes?

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Student Projects
Mobile Internet Access and Political Outcomes: Evidence from South Africa
by Dante Donati
Student Projects
Mass Media and Racial Protests: Evidence from the United States
by Awa Ambra Seck