Assistant Professor
Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST)

Anett John has been an Assistant Professor at Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) since 2014. She completed her PhD at the London School of Economics. Her research applies behavioural models to topics in development economics, such as microfinance, human capital, and health. She is particularly interested in behavioural barriers to economic investment decisions. A strong past focus has been the impact of time preferences and self-control on individuals' lives. More recently, has been studying the importance of individuals' beliefs about themselves (captured in psychological concepts like agency and self-efficacy) for economic decisionmaking. 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.