Ian Levely, PhD

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University.

My main areas of interest are development and behavioral economics. 

My research deals with the relationship between institutional settings and individual preferences, post-conflict reintegration, gender, and intra-household decision making.

Contact: Ian.Levely[AT]wur.nl


Development Economics, Wageningen University



Published Papers:

Trusting Former Rebels: An Experimental Approach to Understanding Reintegration after Civil War  (forthcoming in The Economic Journal) with  M. Bauer and N. Fiala.

“The effect of conflict history on cooperation within and between groups: Evidence from a laboratory experiment”  with G. Beekman, and  S. Cheung, 2017. The Journal of Economic Psychology, 63, pp.168-183 .

“Social Preferences and Environmental Quality: Evidence from School Children in Sierra Leone,” with G. D’Adda. 2016. The Journal of Africa Economies, 25(1), pp.159-199.

"Measuring Intermediate Outcomes of Liberia's Disarmament, Demobilization, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program." 2014. Defence and Peace Economics, 25(2), pp.139-162. 

Working Papers:

"Gender Differences in Competitiveness under Psychosocial Stress"  with J. Cahlikova and L. Cingl

Ongoing Projects:

“Poverty, Attention and Time discounting”, with M. Bauer and J. Chytilová.

 “Contract Enforcement and Trustworthiness across Ethnic Groups: Experimental evidence from Afghanistan”, with V. Bartoš.

 “Sanctions, Trustworthiness and Business Formalization in Malawi”, with V. Bartoš, F. Moraes Leitao Campos and M. Goldstein.

“Imperfect Institutions and Public Good Provision: Experimental evidence from Uganda,” with S. Fanou and M. van den Berg