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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.




Working Papers
February 2022

Valuing the Time of the Self-Employed

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In The News

Deivy Houeix interviews a local businesswoman in Abidjan

A long-term focus on growing cities in Africa

Multi-year datasets from the King Center’s African Urbanization and Development Research Initiative continue to inform research and policy insights in Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire.
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