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The effects of a randomized controlled health information campaign on sex workers’ health, labour, and other outcomes in Bangladesh

Labour Supply Response to Earnings of Fisherman from a Developing Country: Identifying Intertemporal Substitution and Reference-Dependent Preferences Lead Researcher(s): Asad Islam (Monash University) Sex workers have much higher HIV infection rates than the general population in Bangladesh because they have misconceptions about how HIV/AIDS is spread, poor knowledge about prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and do [...]

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Can Learning Chess Improve Student Creativity? A field experiment in Bangladesh

Lead Researcher(s): Wang-Sheng Lee (Deakin University) Aaron Nicholas (Deakin University) Asad Islam (Monash) This project involves a randomized experiment of primary school students in Bangladesh using chess instruction as an intervention. We assess the effect of chess lessons on both creativity and academic achievement. Creativity is increasingly recognised as a core component of economic development [...]

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Experiment on Microfinance and Women Bargaining power and Empowerment

Lead Researcher(s): Chau Nguyen (Monash University) Klaus Abbink (Monash University) Asad Islam (Monash University) This study aims to provide an experiment approach to the household decision-making problem, with a focus on women's control over household's investment in the context of microfinance. We would address the following research questions: (1) Is there any gender bias in household's financial [...]

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Can Learning Chess Improve Student Creativity? A field experiment in Bangladesh

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