Duncan Webb


I'm a PhD student at the Paris School of Economics. I do research at the intersection of behavioural, development, and health economics.

For the rest of 2021, I'll be visiting at UC Berkeley. I'll then spend 2022 as a visiting student at MIT.

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Research

Working Papers

Critical Periods in Cognitive and Socioemotional Development: Evidence from Weather Shocks in Indonesia

Understanding how socioeconomic inequalities drive inequalities in COVID-19 infections (submitted)

with Rachid Laajaj, Danilo Aristizabal, Eduardo Behrentz, Raquel Bernal, Giancarlo Buitrago, Zulma Cucunubá, Fernando de la Hoz, Alejandro Gaviria, Luis Jorge Hernández, Camilo De Los Rios, Andrea Ramírez Varela, Silvia Restrepo, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Norbert Schady, Martha Vives

COVID-19 spread, detection, and dynamics in Bogota, Colombia

(Nature Communications, 2021)

with Rachid Laajaj, Camilo De Los Rios, Ignacio Sarmiento-Barbieri, Danilo Aristizabal, Eduardo Behrentz, Raquel Bernal, Giancarlo Buitrago, Zulma Cucunubá, Fernando de la Hoz, Alejandro Gaviria, Luis Jorge Hernández, Leonardo León, Diane Moyano, Elkin Osorio, Andrea Ramírez Varela, Silvia Restrepo, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Norbert Schady, Martha Vives

Work in Progress

Transforming harmful social norms: The effect of reducing menstrual stigma on health behaviours and girls’ education, with Karen Macours and Julieta Vera

Using recall to incentivise truth-telling in surveys, with Evan Friedman and Suanna Oh

Laws, norms, and prejudice: Gay Rights in India

Code

dups - an R package for dealing with duplicates

trackr - an R package that helps you easily track the results of dplyr functions

qval - an R package that helps with multiple hypothesis testing by calculating FDR-adjusted p-values in the style of Anderson (2008)

Bits and Bobs

Effective Altruism - I've written a framework outlining the tradeoff faced when trying to affect the long-run future here.