Jeffrey Flory

Jeffrey Flory, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Robert Day School of Economics and Finance
Areas of Expertise:
Development Economics, Experimental Economics

Jeffrey Flory
(909) 607-2800
Bauer Center 103
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Jeffrey Flory just returned from 1 year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Economics Department. Professor Flory uses field experiments to examine questions in development economics, the economics of diversity, and competition incentives. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, DFID, and the Low Institute of Political Economy, and is currently designing a large field experiment for the World Bank in rural electrification. Professor Flory speaks Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese, and has conducted extensive field-work in Malawi. He joined the Robert Day School in 2013 from the University of Chicago.

Jeffrey Flory received his B.A. from Reed College, his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, and he did his post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago.
  • “Do Competitive Work Places Deter Female Workers? A Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment on Gender Differences in Job-Entry Decisions." The Review of Economic Studies 82.1 (2015): 122-155, (with Andreas Leibbrandt and John List).  [LINK]

  • "Gender, Age, and Competition: the Disappearing Gap." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming. (with Uri Gneezy, Kenneth Leonard, and John List).

  • "Formal Finance and Informal Safety Nets of the Poor: Evidence from a Savings Field Experiment."  Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming.

  • “Increasing Workplace Diversity: Evidence from a Recruiting Experiment at a Fortune 500 Company." Journal of Human Resources (Revise and Resubmit). (with Andreas Leibbrandt, Christina Rott, and Olga Stoddard).

  • "Bridging the Savings Gap: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi." Under Review, 2018.

  • “Micro-Savings and Informal Insurance in Villages: How Does Financial Deepening Affect Safety Nets of the Very Poor?” Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics Working Paper No. 2011-008, 2011. 

  • ​​"The Effects of Wage Contracts on Workplace Misbehaviors: Evidence from a Call Center Natural Field Experiment." Under Review, 2018. NBER Working Paper w22342, 2016 (with Andreas Leibbrandt and John List) [LINK]. 

  • “Pushing Good Women Leaders Away? Competition and the Leadership Gender Gap," Forthcoming. Women's Leadership Journeys Revealed. Eds. Tiffany Nolasco and Sherylle Tan.

  • "Towards a Deeper Understanding of Female Competitiveness: Evidence from Patrilocal and Matrilocal Cultures." Under Review, 2018 (with Kenneth Leonard, Magda Tsaneva, and Kathryn Vasilaky).