Biography

Ben D'Exelle is a professor in development economics. Most of his research focuses on applied behavioral and experimental development economics and impact evaluation. He joined the School of International Development in 2010.

Website

My personal home page with links to publications is available here

CV and Experience

Ben D'Exelle's CV

All Publications

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Osborne, M., D'Exelle, B., Verschoor, A.

(2017)

Truly reconciled? A dyadic analysis of post-conflict social reintegration in Northern Uganda,

in Journal of Peace Research

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D'Exelle, B., Coleman, E., Lopez, M. C.

(2018)

Community-driven reconstruction in Colombia: An experimental study of collective action beyond program beneficiaries,

in World Development

101

pp. 188–201

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Westeneng, J., D'Exelle, B.

(2017)

Reproductive Health and Bodily Integrity in Tanzania,

in Studies in Family Planning

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Verschoor, A., D'Exelle, B., Perez-Viana, B.

(2016)

Lab and life: Does risky choice behaviour observed in experiments reflect that in the real world?,

in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

128

pp. 134-148

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Balungira, J., D'Exelle, B., Perez-Viana, B., Verschoor, A.

(2016)

Co-producing policy recommendations: Lessons from a DEGRP project in Uganda,

Growth Research Programme

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Verschoor, A., D'Exelle, B., Balungira, J., Clist, P., Perez-Viana, B.

(2016)

Risk-taking, risk-sharing and underinvestment in agriculture in eastern Uganda – Policy lessons,

Growth Research Programme

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Lahno, A., Serra-Garcia, M., D'Exelle, B., Verschoor, A.

(2015)

Conflicting Risk Attitudes,

in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

118

pp. 136–149

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D'Exelle, B., Verschoor, A.

(2015)

Investment Behaviour, Risk Sharing and Social Distance,

in The Economic Journal

125

(584)

pp. 777–802

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Van Campenhout, B., D'Exelle, B., Lecoutere, E.

(2015)

Equity-Efficiency Optimizing Resource Allocation: The Role of Time Preferences in a Repeated Irrigation Game,

in Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics

77

(2)

pp. 234–253

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Lecoutere, E., D'Exelle, B., Van Campenhout, B.

(2015)

Sharing Common Resources in Patriarchal and Status Based Societies: Evidence from Tanzania,

in Feminist Economics

21

(3 Special Issue: Engendering Economic Policy in Africa )

pp. 142-167

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Westeneng, J., D'Exelle, B.

(2015)

How Economic Empowerment Reduces Women’s Reproductive Health Vulnerability: Evidence from Northern Tanzania,

in Journal of Development Studies

51

(11)

pp. 1459-1474

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Van Campenhout, B., Lecoutere, E., D'Exelle, B.

(2015)

Inter-temporal and Spatial Price Dispersion Patterns and the Well-Being of Maize Producers in Southern Tanzania,

in Journal of African Economies

24

(2)

pp. 230-253

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D'Exelle, B.

(2014)

Representative Sampling,

in Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research.

Springer

ISBN 978-94-007-0754-2

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D'Exelle, B., van den Berg, M.

(2014)

Aid Distribution and Cooperation in Unequal Communities,

in Review of Income and Wealth

60

(1)

pp. 114-132

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Ilboudo, P., Russell, S., D'Exelle, B.

(2013)

The long term economic impact of severe obstetric complications for women and their children in Burkina Faso,

in PLoS ONE

8

(11)

article no. e80010

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D'Exelle, B., Riedl, A.

(2013)

Resource Allocations and Disapproval Voting in Unequal Groups,

in Journal of Conflict Resolution

57

(4)

pp. 627-652

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Van Rijsbergen, B., D'Exelle, B.

(2013)

Delivery Care in Tanzania: A Comparative Analysis of Use and Preferences,

in World Development

43

pp. 276-287

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D'Exelle, B.

(2013)

Conflicting views of fairness in aid distribution: Evidence from rural nicaragua,

in European Journal of Development Research

25

(1)

pp. 112-128

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D'Exelle, B., Lecoutere, E., Van Campenhout, B.

(2012)

Equity-efficiency trade-offs in irrigation water sharing: Evidence from a field lab in rural Tanzania,

in World Development

40

(12)

pp. 2537-2551

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D'Exelle, B., Van Campenhout, B., Lecoutere, E.

(2012)

Modernization and Time Preferences in Tanzania: Evidence from a Large-Scale Elicitation Exercise,

in Journal of Development Studies

48

(4)

pp. 564-580

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Key Research Interests

Most of Ben's research can be located in the fields of behavioural and experimental economics and impact evaluation in low-income countries. The research themes he has pursued and published on include: social networks and resource sharing, the functioning of rural markets, equity-efficiency trade-offs in irrigation systems, reproductive health, repayment and impact of microfinance, the micro-politics behind community-based development and the behavioural economics of rural investment. He has conducted most of his fieldwork in Nicaragua, Tanzania and Uganda.

Research Groups:  Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics; Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science; Impact Evaluation for International Developement

Research grants management

2016-2019 A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Reproductive Health in Burkina Faso and Tanzania, £493,452. DFID/ESRC. Principal Investigator.

2012-2015 A Behavioural Economic Analysis of Agricultural Investment Decisions in Uganda, £431,995. DFID/ESRC. Co-investigator.

Teaching Interests

Ben teaches micro-economics, econometrics, research techniques and analysis, and applied methods in impact evaluation at the postgraduate level. He also co-directs the MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development. He supervises several PhD students