Laura Schechter

Professor

lschechter@wisc.edu

(608) 262-9482

334 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch St.
Madison, WI 53706

Interests
Development economics, political economy, behavioral economics, and experimental economics
Office Hours
By appointment.

I am an international development economist, and my research lies at the intersection of development economics and behavioral economics. Most of my work uses experiments to help understand behavior in the context of trust and trustworthiness, and risk and vulnerability. I am especially interested in social networks in developing countries, and technology adoption.
Links
Personal website
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar
Affiliations
Co-editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
Faculty Affiliate, UW Center for Financial Security
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Demography and Ecology
Associate editor, Economic Journal
Affiliate, UW Center for Financial Security
Affiliate, Center for Demography and Ecology
Courses
AAE 462: Latin American Economic Development
AAE 474: Economic Problems of Developing Areas
AAE 730: Frontiers in Development Economics 1
AAE 780: Research Colloquium
Education
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
B.A., Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1996