Joseph Vecci

Joseph Vecci is a PhD student in the Department of Economics, Monash university. His research interest include development, economics of education and experimental economics. Specifically, he is conducting experiments to understand social status and leadership in developed and developing countries (including India). Joe has also worked as a consultant for the Solomon Island government examining the impact of its rural development program.

Content by Joseph Vecci
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Religion, leadership, and coordination: Evidence from a lab experiment in the field

    Coordinating economic actions across individuals can be critical to resolving collective action problems and market failures. Coordination – i.e., the ability to work together effectively – may be necessary for escaping poverty traps, for changing social norms, for optimising resource use on common land, or for improving the provision of public goods. This study...

    18 Dec 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Leader identity and coordination

    9 Oct 2018 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Project

    Religion and politics in India

    Religious inequality and discrimination targeting religious groups is a particularly important issue in many developing countries such as India. Unequal access to resources may translate into resentment and fuel conflict. Similarly, religious identity and inequality may perpetuate discrimination acting as a harbinger for future violence. Religious identity may also...

    14 Jun 2017 | Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras, Lakshmi Lyer, Joseph Vecci

  • Blog post

    Citizens’ trust in local politicians and implications for good governance

    The new state of Telangana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in June 2014, after a prolonged movement by the people of Telangana region for a separate state. Based on field experiments among citizens in the two successor states, this column finds greater trust in politicians in Andhra relative to Telangana, which may facilitate effective functioning of the State and signal...

    10 Jun 2015 | Lata Gangadharan, Tarun Jain, Pushkar Maitra, Joseph Vecci

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The behavioral response to women’s empowerment programs (Working Paper)

    1 Dec 2014 | Lata Gangadharan, Tarun Jain, Pushkar Maitra, Joseph Vecci

  • Project

    Impact of Elite Capture on the Provision of Public Services

    The rural sector of India while accounting for almost 70% of India’s population has benefitted considerably less from the high economic growth the country has experienced over the last two decades. It has been argued that this is driven by weak delivery of basic services to rural areas. Despite large expenditures in rural development, a centralized bureaucracy with low...

    1 Nov 2013 | Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra, Tarun Jain, Joseph Vecci