Frank Schilbach

Harvard University

Frank SchilbachFrank Schilbach is a PhD candidate in economics with primary interests in development and behavioral economics. His work focuses on the role of understudied correlates of poverty -- alcohol consumption, physical pain, and sleep deprivation -- in the lives of the poor, as well as the generation and diffusion of information about optimal agricultural inputs in sub-Saharan Africa. Frank graduated in 2008 from Mannheim University with a Diploma in Economics and earned an M.A. in Economics from UC Berkeley in 2009.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project aims to quantify deviations from profit-maximizing behaviour and studying the relative importance of factors that influence profits in a consistent setting. 
Researchers: Frank Schilbach, Heather Schofield
Grants Round: Special ERG - PhD #2
Country: India
Cross-cutting themes: Gender