Anja Sautmann is Assistant Professor of Economics at Brown University. Her research interests include the effects of subsidies and information policies on the quality and timely delivery of healthcare in Mali. She is also interested in the use of using non-traditional incentives, like public recognition or "nudges", to achieve behaviour changes, and the effects of such policies on individual and social welfare.
In past research, she has studied the relationship between age at marriage and rapidly changing demographic pressure with increasing dowry payments in India, and more generally the determinants of age patterns at marriage. Other research concerns the implications of biased self-perceptions by employees on their employment contracts and the potential for employers to exploit these biases.