Three Essays on Health Behavior, Political Protests, & Education Stipend in Bangladesh

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This thesis comprises three essays on the economics of development and health in Bangladesh. The first essay uses a field experiment to show that behavioral nudges intended to increase the salience of monetary costs related to addictive goods can incentivize downward substitution. The second essay explores how protests, however peaceful, can negatively affect healthcare utilization. The third essay shows how small conditional cash transfers to mothers can improve household welfare but at the cost of increased burden and dissatisfaction. Together, the findings can assist in (re)designing policies that mitigate unintended consequences of behavioral nudges, public programs, and collective behavior.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Bharati, Tushar, Supervisor
  • Chatterjee, Ishita, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Sept 2022
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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