Maarten Voors

Maarten Voors is an Associate Professor at the Development Economics Group (DEC), Wageningen University. I received my PhD from Wageningen University in 2011 (with honors) and was an Isaac Newton Trust Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge 2011-2013.

My main field is development economics. My research focuses on institutions, development and behavior and I use a variety of methods including surveys, lab and field experiments and econometric analysis. I have conducted field research in Burundi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, DRC and elsewhere. Recent projects focus on institutional change, rural electrification and efforts to prevent deforestation.

I am a member of the Wageningen Young Academy, and Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences and a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG).

Links to writing and teaching and CV


Bowers, J., M. Voors and N. Ichino (2021) The Theory and Practice of Field Experiments: An Introduction from the EGAP Learning Days, opensource textbook. Now also in Spanish and French.

Christensen, D, O. Dube, J. Haushofer, B. Siddiqi and M. Voors (2021), Healthcare Delivery during Crises: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone’s Ebola Outbreak, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 136 (2): 1145–1198

Arce, J.S.S., S.S. Warren, N.F. Meriggi, A. Scacco, N. McMurry, M. Voors, G. Syunyaev, et al. (2021) COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Hesitancy in Low and Middle Income Countries. Nature Medicine, July 2021

Egger, D., Miguel, E., Warren, S. S., Parkerson, D., Mobarak, A. M., Fink, G., . . . Vernot, C. (2021). Falling Living Standards during the COVID-19 Crisis: Quantitative Evidence from Nine Developing Countries. Science Advances, 7, no. 6, eabe0997


Maarten Voors

Hollandseweg 1

6706 KN, Wageningen

the Netherlands

+ 31 317 484879