Rema Hanna

Rema Hanna

Rema Hanna

Faculty Director, Evidence for Policy Design
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of South-East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School
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Hanna, Rema; Alatas, Vivi; Banerjee, Abhijit; Olken, Benjamin; Purnamasari, Ririn; Wai-Poi, Matthew (2016)
The Journal of Political Economy
Hanna, Rema; Bertrand, Marianne; Djankov, Simeon; Mullainathan, Sendhil (2008)
Economic and Political Weekly


Article|August 9, 2019

Social safety nets worldwide routinely come under attack by critics wielding an argument that is as misleading as it is familiar.

Article|December 10, 2018

Personality tests are a surprisingly effective screening tool to select less corrupt people into public service. 

Article|July 30, 2018

New research from EPoD studies dishonesty and the pull toward government jobs in India. 

Article|June 4, 2018

An approach implemented in Jakarta showed promise until the government, failing to examine evidence, suspended it.

Article|October 31, 2017

When unpopular anti-congestion policies were abandoned, we discovered flawed policy had been better than no policy.

Article|July 14, 2017

An attendance-monitoring intervention in schools reduced absenteeism, but the impact on health care workers was limited.

Article|January 12, 2016

Evidence suggests that government transfers to the poor do not reduce employment, as previously thought. 


What forms of social protection are developing countries delivering to their poor citizens, and how they be optimized?