Giovanna D’Adda

Giovanna d’Adda is a researcher at the Department of Management, Politecnico di Milano. Her research combines lab and field experiments to investigate how social norms, preferences and institutions shape individual pro-social behavior. Recent research projects look at the effect of leadership on ethical conduct, of charisma on workers’ effort and of enforcement institutions on trust. Her research on environmental conservation uses lab experiments conducted in the field to study how leadership, social norms and monetary incentives influence contributions to natural resource conservation.

Content by Giovanna D'Adda
  • Project

    Access to solar electricity in rural Pakistan: impacts and sustainability

    Almost 70 million people in Pakistan (35% of the population) do not have access to electricity, as they live in mostly rural areas not reached by the grid. Over 75 million (38%) on the grid receive low quality energy and experience outages for more than 12 hours per day. In spite of the significant benefits of access to electricity, the long-run feasibility of grid...

    19 Oct 2016 | Farah Said, Giovanna D'Adda, Massimo Tavoni

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Microcredit and microsavings for microenterprises in Pakistan

    8 Apr 2016 | Giovanna D'Adda, Uzma Afzal, Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn, Farah Said

  • Project

    Barriers and drivers of adoption of innovative energy solutions in Pakistan

    The purpose of this study is to help a team of international researchers (lead by Dr. Jacopo Bonan undertake research in Energy in Pakistan, by visiting Pakistan and preparing a competitive research proposal. The proposed research aims to evaluate the impact of innovative efforts to improve access to, conservation of and efficiency in the use of energy among individuals...

    2 Feb 2016 | Massimo Tavoni, Giovanna D'Adda, Jacopo Bonan

  • Project

    Pressures from peers and spouses and self-control problems as constraints to microenterprise growth: Experimental evidence from Pakistan

    Recent research on micro-enterprises demonstrates that, in spite of high returns to capital, cash transfers to small firms have limited benefits for enterprise growth (Fafchamps et al., 2011).  This evidence is consistent with findings of the limited effectiveness of microcredit (de Mel et al., 2008; Banerjee et al., 2010; and Karlan and Zinman, 2010) and raises questions...

    4 Sep 2015 | Uzma Afzal, Giovanna D'Adda, Marcel Fafchamps

  • Project

    Microcredit and microsaving for microenterprises in Pakistan

    Microfinance remains an important and pressing issue for research in developing economies. Traditionally, it was believed that microlending is an effective way to encourage entrepreneurship, particularly among groups of female borrowers. But several recent studies have cast doubt on that conclusion – suggesting instead that microloans are unlikely to have dramatic...

    30 Sep 2014 | Naved Hamid, Simon Quinn, Marcel Fafchamps, Giovanna D'Adda