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Greg Fischer

Lecturer in Economics
London School of Economics and Political Science
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Entrepreneurship
Email address: 
g.fischer@lse.ac.uk
Phone number: 
+44 20 7852 3545
I am a Lecturer at the London School of Economics and co-director for the Firms Programme at the International Growth Centre with a focus on entrepreneurship. Much of my research is coordinated through Innovations for Poverty Action and the MIT Jameel Poverty Action Lab, two amazing organizations working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence.
 
My research agenda focuses on combining economic theory, field experiments, and more traditional empirical analysis to understand how economic development works and how it can work better. Most of my work is in less developed countries and centers on entrepreneurship, development finance and how firms function.
 

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Eliciting and utilizing willingness to pay: Evidence from field trials in northern Ghana

We utilize the Becker-Degroot-Marschak (1964) mechanism to estimate the willingness to pay for clean drinking water technology in northern Ghana. Under certain conditions, the BDM mechanism has attractive properties for empirical research, allowing us to directly estimate demand, compute heterogeneous treatment effects, and study the direct and screening effect of prices with minor modifications to a standard field experiment setting.

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Can “good” HR practices be exported? Evidence from a field experiment in Ghana

Recent survey evidence shows that the most profitable and productive firms tend to adopt personnel policies that link pay to performance and that firms in low-income countries are less likely to use these “good” human resources management practices. Incentive pay is a key component of management strategy, and yet field evidence on the impacts of both individual and team incentives is limited to studies carried out in high-income countries.

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Entrepreneurship, Large Firms