Research

Published papers

Cilliers, Dube, and Siddiqi. “Reconciling after Civil Conflict Increases Social Capital but Decreases Individual Wellbeing” Science. 352.6287 (2016): 787-794.

Link to academic paper, policy brief, blog post, and replication files.

Cilliers, Dube, and Siddiqi. “The White-Man Effect: How Foreigner Presence Affects Behavior in Experiments.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,. 118 (2015): 397-414.

Link to paper and blog post

Cilliers, Kasirye, Leaver, Serneels, and Zeitlin. “Pay for locally monitored performance? A welfare analysis for attendance in Ugandan primary schools”. Journal of Public Economics 167 (2018): 69-90.

Link to paper, policy brief, blog post, and replication files.

Cilliers, Fleish, Prinsloo, and Taylor. “How to improve teaching practice? Experimental comparison of centralized training and in-classroom coaching.” Journal of Human Resources (2019)

Link to published paper, working paper, replication files, and video.

Baum, D. & Cilliers, J. “Private schools vouchers for expanding secondary school access? The case of Tanzania.” International Journal of Educational Management. 32.7 (2018): 1307-1318.

Working papers

Cilliers, Mbiti, and Zeitlin. “Can public rankings improve school performance? Evidence from a nationwide reform in Tanzania” RISE Working Paper. 2019.

Link here

Ongoing

“School inspections with motivated bureaucrats.” With Habyarimana, J.
£4.2m from Department for International Development (DFID)

Leveraging mobile technology to increase financial inclusion in East Africa.” With Jack, W.
$3.5m from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation



Exit Survey (photo courtesy of intern Jeff Steinberg)
Exit Survey (photo courtesy of intern Jeff Steinberg)