Associate Professor and Reader in Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences
Abigail joined the Univeristy of Nottingham in the summer of 2011. Before coming to Nottingham, she was a researcher at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) and the oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She remains an associate of the CSAE and is also an associate of the Nuffield Centre for Experimental SOcial Science and the Institute of Fiscal Studies.
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Abigail's research focuses on the socially embedded decision-maker. She has designed and implemented a variety of lab and lab-type experiments involving students in several countries, villagers in… read more
HENRICH, JOSEPH, BOYD, ROBERT, MCELREATH, RICHARD, GURVEN, MICHAEL, RICHERSON, PETER J., ENSMINGER, JEAN, ALVARD, MICHAEL, BARR, ABIGAIL, BARRETT, CLARK, BOLYANATZ, ALEXANDER, CAMERER, COLIN F., CARDENAS, JUAN-CAMILO, FEHR, ERNST, GINTIS, HERBERT, GINTIS, HERBERT M., GIL-WHITE, FRANCISCO, GWAKO, EDWINS LABAN, HENRICH, NATALIE, HILL, KIM, LESOROGOL, CAROLYN, PATTON, JOHN Q., MARLOWE, FRANK W., TRACER, DAVID P. and ZIKER, JOHN, 2012. Culture does account for variation in game behaviour Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109(2), E32-E33 ATTANASIO, O., BARR, A., CAMILO CARDENAS, J., GENICOT, G. and MEGHIR, C., 2012. Risk pooling, risk preferences, and social networks American Economic Journal. Applied Economics. 4(2), 134-167
ABIGAIL BARR, MARLEEN DEKKER and MARCEL FAFCHAMPS, 2012. Who shares risk with whom under different enforcement mechanisms? Economic Development and Cultural Change. 60(4), 677-706
ABIGAIL BARR, MARLEEN DEKKER and MARCEL FAFCHAMPS, 2012. Bridging the gender divide: An experimental analysis of group formation in African villages World Development. 40(10), (In Press.)
Abigail's research focuses on the socially embedded decision-maker. She has designed and implemented a variety of lab and lab-type experiments involving students in several countries, villagers in Zimbabwe, Colombia, and Uganda, private-sector waged workers and unemployed people in the UK, Chile, Peru, Ghana, and South Africa, and health workers and teachers in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Albania. Four themes have dominated her work to date: the role of other-regarding preferences in individual decision-making; how people set up and hold each other to mutually beneficial agreements; citizens' willingness and ability to hold public service providers to account; and the factors and mechanisms determining individual preferences and values.
ATTANASIO, O., A. BARR, J.C. CARDENAS, G. GENICOT and C. MEGHIR 'Risk Pooling, Risk Preferences, and Social Networks', forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.
BARR, A., M. DEKKER and M. FAFCHAMPS 'Who shares risk with whom under different enforcement mechanisms?' forthcoming in Economic Development and Cultural Change.
Abigail's CV can be downloaded in pdf format.