Matthew Pecenco

University of California, Berkeley

Matthew Pecenco is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He was formerly a Research Fellow at Evidence for Policy Design and a Project Associate for Innovations for Poverty Action. He worked with Professors Sandip Sukhtankar, Paul Niehaus, and Karthik Muraldiharan to evaluate changes in government programs aiming to limit corruption in India.

Matthew received a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in computational mathematics and in economics.

Researcher's Grant Projects

This project asks whether large, semi-coordinated online marketplaces can provide the benefits of expanded market access with much lower costs than foreing trade expansion.
Researchers: Edward Rubin, Erin Kelley, Gregory Lane, Matthew Pecenco
Grants Round: 25th Round
Country: Kenya
This project uses a field experiment in Kenya to understand the effect of consumer-side discrimination on individual and aggregate-worker productivities.
Researchers: Matthew Pecenco, Erin Kelley, Edward Rubin
Grants Round: 23rd Round
Country: Kenya
Cross-cutting themes: Gender