Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
University of Birmingham

Anett John is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Birmingham's Department of Economics. She was previously an Assistant Professor at the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST). Anett completed her PhD at the London School of Economics. Her research applies behavioral models to topics in development economics, such as microfinance, human capital, and health. She is particularly interested in behavioral barriers to economic investment decisions. A strong past focus has been the impact of time preferences and self-control on individuals' lives. More recently, she has been studying the importance of individuals' beliefs about themselves (captured in psychological concepts like agency and self-efficacy) for economic decision-making. Applications extend beyond developing countries to disadvantaged populations in high-income countries, such as unemployed youths in France. Her methodology of choice is randomized field experiments that are firmly grounded in economic theory.