Gharad Bryan
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, The London School of Economics
Development, Behavioural, Urban, Environmental

Curriculum Vitae


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Among Ghana’s Rural Poor Is Effective Regardless of Baseline Mental Distress, with Nathan Barker, Dean Karlan, Angela Ofori-Atta and Christopher Udry, 2021. CBT Manual.
American Economic Review: Insights, Forthcoming.

Could Gentrification Stop the Poor from Benefitting From Urban Infrastructure?, with Clare Balboni, Melanie Morten and Bilal Siddiqi.

American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 2021, 111: 532–537.

Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes, with James Choi and Dean Karlan.

Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2021: 156(1), 293-380. Online Appendix. Training Materials.

Cities in The Developing World, with Edward Glaeser and Nick Tsivianidis.

Annual Review of Economics, 2020, vol 12: 273-297.

Blue Porches: Finding the Limits of External Validity of the Endowment Effect, with Matthew Grant, Kareem Haggag, Dean Karlan, Meredith Startz and Chris Udry.

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2020,176: 269-271 .

The Aggregate Productivity Effects of Internal Migration: Evidence from Indonesia, with Melanie Morten.

Journal of Political Economy, 2019, 127(5): 2229 - 2268.

Ambiguity Aversion Decreases Demand For Partial Insurance: Evidence from African Farmers

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2019, 17(5): 1428-1469.

Referrals: Peer Screening and Enforcement in a Consumer Credit Field Experiment, with Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman.

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2015, 7(3): 174–204.

Under-investment in a Profitable Technology: The Case of Seasonal Migration in Bangladesh, with Shyamal Chowdhury and Mushfiq Mobarak.

Econometrica, 2014, 82(5): 1671–1748.

Commitment Devices, with Dean Karlan and Scott Nelson.

Annual Review of Economics, 2010, 2: 671-698.

Revise and Resubmit

Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment, with Dean Karlan and Adam Osman, 2021.

American Economic Review, Revise and Resubmit.

Encouragement and Distortionary Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers, with Shyamal Chowdhury, Mushfiq Mobarak, Melanie Morten and Joeri Smits, 2022.

Journal of Public Economics, Revise and Resubmit.

Working Papers/Work In Progress

Learning to See the World’s Opportunities: The Impact of Visualization on Entrepreneurial Success, with Nava Ashraf, Alexia Delfino, Emily Holmes, Leonardo Iacovone and Ashley Pople, 2021.

Transportation, Gentrification, and Urban Mobility: The Inequality Effects of Place-Based Policies, with Clare Balboni, Melanie Morten and Bilal Siddiqi, 2020.

Land Trade and Development: A Market Design Approach, with Jonathan de Quidt, Tom Wilkening and Nitin Yadav.

CEPR Working Paper, 2017. Revising with data from a second experiment. Slides.

How Biased are Observational Methods in Practice? Accumulating Evidence Using Randomized Controlled Trials with Imperfect Compliance, with Davis Rhys Bernard, Sylvain Chabe-Ferret, Jon de Quidt, Jasmin Fliegner and Roland Rathelot. Slides.