Edward Davenport

Edward Davenport is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to MIT, he completed an MSc and BSc in Economics at the London School of Economics. His research interests are in development and behavioural economics.

Content by Edward Davenport
  • Project

    The impact of career opportunities on aspirations and educational outcomes

    Issues surrounding recruiting and motivating a high-performing public workforce are central to efforts to improve state effectiveness. The research team conducted a national recruitment experiment in Zambia - embedded in the 2012 launch of a new cadre of community health workers (CHW) - the Community Health Assistant (CHA). In contrast to volunteer CHWs, CHAs are government...

    17 Dec 2019 | Nava Ashraf, Edward Davenport