Erin Kelley

University of California, Berkeley

Erin Kelley is a Ph.D. student in Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of California Berkeley. She holds a masters degree from Cornell University, where she wrote her thesis on "Do Risk Preferences Influence the Decision to Adopt New Technologies Among Colombian Farmers?". Her research focuses on understanding labor market frictions in low-income countries, and barriers to technology adoption among rural households.

Research Grant Projects

This project expands a previous intervention that implemented a fleet management system in Kenya’s semi-formal public transport system along three margins: possible negative effects of the tracking system, role of cash incentives in enhancing safety and increasing duration and participation to the pilot.
This project will provide monitoring technology to SMEs in a randomized controlled trial to improve their ability to write effective contracts with their employees.