Biography

Pieter Serneels is Reader (Associate Professor) in Economics at the University of East Anglia. He holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. His research focuses on applied micro, behavioural and labour economics, and political economy in low income countries. He is a Research Fellow at theInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Oxford’s Centre for the Study of African Economies(CSAE) and Department of International Development, and a Full Member of the European Development Research Network. He is also an executive member of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS) at the University of East Anglia.

You can email him at p.serneels@uea.ac.uk
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All Publications

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Serneels, P., Lievens, T.

(2018)

Microeconomic institutions and personnel economics for health care delivery: a formal exploration of what matters to health workers in Rwanda,

in Human Resources for Health

16

article no. 7

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Serneels, P., Beegle, K., Dillon, A.

(2017)

Do returns to education depend on how and whom you ask?,

in Economics of Education Review

60

pp. 5–19

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Serneels, P., Lievens, T., Butera, D.

(2016)

Health Worker Labor Supply, Absenteeism, and Job Choice,

in Health Labor Market Analyses in Low- and Middle-Income Countries : An Evidence-Based Approach.

The World Bank

pp. 85-134

ISBN 978-1-4648-0931-6

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Seuring, T., Serneels, P., Suhrcke, M.

(2016)

The Impact of Diabetes on Labor Market Outcomes in Mexico: A Panel Data and Biomarker Analysis,

(Discussion paper)

(Published)


Cilliers, J., Kasirye, I., Leaver, C., Serneels, P., Zeitlin, A.

(2016)

Pay for Locally Monitored Performance?: A Welfare Analysis for Teacher Attendance in Ugandan Primary Schools,

(Discussion paper)

(Published)


Serneels, P., Verpoorten, M.

(2015)

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Economic Performance: Evidence from Rwanda,

in Journal of Conflict Resolution

59

(4)

pp. 555-592

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Dillon, A., Friedman, J., Serneels, P.

(2014)

Health information, treatment, and worker productivity : experimental evidence from malaria testing and treatment among Nigerian sugarcane cutters,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Serneels, P., Dercon, S.

(2014)

Aspirations, Poverty and Education. Evidence from India. (2017),

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Leonard, K. L., Serneels, P., Brock, J. M.

(2013)

Intrinsic Motivation,

in The Labor Market for Health Workers in Africa : New Look at the Crisis.

The World Bank

pp. 255-284

ISBN 978-0-8213-9555-4

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Brock, J. M., Leonard, K. L., Masatu, M. C., Serneels, P.

(2013)

Health Worker Performance,

in The Labour Market for Health Workers in Africa: A new look at the crisis.

University of California Berkeley and The World Bank

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Serneels, P., Verpoorten, M.

(2012)

The Impact of Armed Conflict on Economic Performance: Evidence from Rwanda,

(Discussion paper)

(Published)


Bardasi, E., Beegle, K., Dillon, A., Serneels, P.

(2012)

Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the question was asked? Results from a randomized survey experiment,

in World Bank Economic Review

25

(3)

pp. 418-447

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Dillon, A., Bardasi, E., Beegle, K., Serneels, P.

(2012)

What explains the variation in child labor statistics? Evidence from a survey experiment in Tanzania,

in Journal of Development Economics

98

(1)

pp. 136-147

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Ensor, T., Serneels, P., Lievens, T.

(2012)

Working for the public or private sector? Or for both?,

in Human resources for health in Africa: a new look at the crisis .

University of California Berkeley/The World Bank

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Leonard, K., Masatu, M., Serneels, P.

(2012)

Health worker performance,

in Human Resources for health in Africa: A new look at the crisis.

University of California and The World Bank

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(Chapter)

(Published)


Serneels, P.

(2012)

Internal geographic imbalances of health workers,

in Encyclopedia of Health Economics .

Elsevier

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Lievens, T., Serneels, P., Garbarino, S., Quartey, P., Appiah, E., Herbst, C. H., Lemiere, C., Soucat, A., Rose, L., Saleh, K.

(2011)

Creating Incentives to Work in Ghana: Results from a Qualitative Health Worker Study,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Bardasi, E., Beegle, K., Dillon, A., Serneels, P.

(2011)

Do labor statistics depend on how and to whom the questions are asked?: Results from a survey experiment in Tanzania,

in World Bank Economic Review

25

(3)

pp. 418-447

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Serra, D., Serneels, P., Barr, A.

(2011)

Intrinsic motivations and the non-profit health sector: evidence from Ethiopia,

in Personality and Individual Differences

51

(3)

pp. 309-314

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Dillon, A., Bardasi, E., Beegle, K., Serneels, P.

(2010)

Explaining variation in child labor statistics,

(Discussion paper)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Pieter's research focuses on applied mico, behavioural and labour economics and political economics in low income countries, using methods and insights from behavioural and experimental economics. I am currently working on research in health and labour, service delivery, education, and conflict.

Research Groups:  Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics; Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science;
Health Policy and Practice

Teaching Interests

I teach Microeconomics of Development and Econometrics at the Masters level, and Development Economics, Micro-economics and Economics of Education at the undergraduate level. 

I co-direct the MSc in Development Economics.