Alessandra Voena

Alessandra Voena is an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. Her recent research focuses on the economics of the family in developed and developing countries.

 

Content by Alessandra Voena
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Maternal mortality risk and gender gap in desired fertility

    21 Jul 2017 | Nava Ashraf, Alessandra Voena, Erica Field

  • Publication - Project Report

    Maternal mortality risk and the gender gap in desired fertility

    22 Jun 2017 | Nava Ashraf, Erica Field, Alessandra Voena

  • Publication - Project Report

    Impact evaluation of a public health insurance plan in India: Post health event survey pilot

    27 Mar 2017 | Anup Malani, Cynthia Kinnan, Alessandra Voena

  • Project

    Maternal mortality risk and gender gap in desired fertility

    High rates of urbanisation generate both positive and negative externalities in developing countries. While urbanisation is linked to productivity and economic growth, it places a strain on the already meager public infrastructure, leaving the housing, health, and education needs of the urban poor largely unmet. In Zambia, 36% of the population resides in urban cities and,...

    9 Jan 2017 | Nava Ashraf, Alessandra Voena, Erica Field

  • Blog post

    Expanding Indian public health insurance above the poverty line

    Since 2008 India’s public health insurance policy has covered the poorest quarter of the population, and the government wants to expand the policy to include households above the poverty line. Disentangling the health and financial effects of the policy is vital to establishing a cost-effective expansion of eligibility for this insurance. Considering the inherent risks...

    10 Nov 2016 | Gabriella Conti, Cynthia Kinnan, Ramanan Laxminarayan , Anup Malani, Alessandra Voena

  • Blog post

    Bride & prejudice: The price of education

    Leveraging the cultural practice of bride price could help amplify investments in female education and improve effects of large-scale school-building programmes. Without other subsidies, well-intentioned activism against bride-price may cause more harm than good for investing in girls’ education. Bride price, a common custom in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia,...

    10 Oct 2016 | Nava Ashraf, Natalie Bau, Nathan Nunn, Alessandra Voena

  • Project

    Impact evaluation of a public health insurance plan in India: Post health event survey pilot

    This study forms part of an evaluation of a large public health insurance scheme in India, the Indian Health Insurance Experiment. We piloted an innovative survey instrument to assess its cost and accuracy in measuring the effect of health insurance on the frequency of hospitalisation and associated out of pocket expenditure for households. We found that...

    5 Oct 2015 | Anup Malani, Cynthia Kinnan, Alessandra Voena, Gabriella Conti, Ramanan Laxminarayan