Jeffrey Flory

Jeffrey Flory, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Flory is on a 1-year leave as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago Economics Department. He uses field experiments to examine questions in development economics, competition incentives, and gender. Professor Flory 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. He joined the Robert Day School in 2013 from the University of Chicago.

Jeffrey Flory received his B.A. from Reed College, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He did his post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago.
Robert Day School of Economics and Finance


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(909) 607-2800

Bauer Center 103

Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Expertise

Development Economics, Experimental Economics

Selected Research and Publications

  • “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." Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2016 (with Uri Gneezy, Kenneth Leonard, and John List).

  • "Formal Finance and Informal Safety Nets of the Poor: Evidence from a Savings Field Experiment." Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Development Economics, 2016.

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

  • “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. [LINK]

  • "Towards a Deeper Understanding of Female Competitiveness: Evidence from Patrilocal and Matrilocal Cultures." Under Review, 2016 (with Kenneth Leonard, Magda Tsaneva, and Kathryn Vasilaky).

  • "Banking the Poor: Evidence from a Savings Field Experiment in Malawi," 2016. Working Paper.  [LINK]