Pascaline Dupas

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Pascaline Dupas, Ph.D.

  • Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Professor, Economics
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
  • Director, Stanford King Center on Global Development
Landau Economics Building, Office 238 579 Jane Stanford Wayl, Stanford, CA 94305


Pascaline Dupas is a development economist seeking to better understand challenges facing poor households in lower income countries. Her aim is to identify tools and policies that can help overcome these challenges and reduce global poverty.  Her research aims to understand the barriers that households and governments face in accumulating or fostering accumulation of health and education, and how these barriers can be overcome. She conducts extensive fieldwork — field experiments embedded in longitudinal data collection efforts, which are used to perform empirical tests of microeconomic theory and to quantify the effects of potential policies. Health is the primary focus of Dupas’ research to date. Her work covers the role of information and education in health behavior, and the role of subsidies in increasing adoption of health technologies.



In The News

Two women standing in a street in Rajasthan, India

Why Insurance Alone May Not Improve Women's Access To Healthcare

A new study of the Rajasthan government's Bhamashah health insurance program for poor households has found that just providing health insurance cover doesn't reduce gender inequality in access to even subsidized health care.
Two women sitting outdoor in Khidarpur Jadoo, Rajasthan, India.

Women Left Behind: Rajasthan Health Insurance Scheme Has a Gender Gap

Stanford University researchers' study of Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana reveals that just expanding geographical access and reducing the cost of healthcare won't reduce gender disparity.
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