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Cassar, Alessandra 1970-

Works: 32 works in 62 publications in 3 languages and 631 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Thrillers (Television programs)  Television series  Television programs  Conference papers and proceedings 
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Most widely held works by Alessandra Cassar
Economics lab : an intensive course in experimental economics by Daniel Friedman( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new field of experimental economics has come of age, as signaled by the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics. Laboratory experiments with human subjects now provide crucial data in most fields of economics. This textbook introduces the world of experimental economics. Contributors including Reinhard Selten and Axel Leijonhufvud add to a book that sketches the history of experimental economics before moving on to describe how to set up an economics experiment and to survey selected applications and the latest methods. This user-friendly book demonstrates how students can use the lessons to conduct original research. With their freeflowing, discursive yet precise style Friedman and Cassar have created a book that will be essential to students of experimental economics across the world. On account of its authoritative content, Economics Lab will also find its way onto the bookshelves of leading researchers in all fields of economics"--Back cover
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1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El agente Jack Bauer se encuentra en Sangala después de huir del país. Una vez allí, se encuentra con un antiguo compañero de las fuerzas militares, Ben Carlston, el cual trabaja en un campamento militar con niños para evitar que caigan en la desgracia. pero no todo es lo que parece, y Jack, junto a Carl, se verán envueltos en una trifulca contra un grupo de militares comandados por el coronel Juma
Local, random, and small world networks economic consequences for coordination, cooperation and contagion by Alessandra Cassar( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheating in markets : a laboratory experiment( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effect of Quality Health Care and Support Network on Maternal and Children Outcome in Uganda by Chukwuemeka Ugwu( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

About 300,000 women mostly of developing countries die due to pregnancy-related birth complications every year (Smith & Rodriguez. 2015). In Uganda, the maternal death is 1 in every 44 women (State of the World's Mothers' Index 2015, by Save the Children). This places the country as 141 out of 179 by the same ranking. Existing data attributes this anomaly mainly to lack of prompt obstetrics services (Wilunda et al, 2015). Thus, this paper presents empirical evidence of the effect of quality health care and support network on the outcome of a mother and her children during maternity. We employed survey to estimate the before and after delivery effect in health facilities across two districts in Uganda. We explored the intervention of Saving mother giving Life (SMGL) to reducing maternal mortality rate: as a measure of quality health care. Our results show that compared to other health facilities, mothers who received antenatal care services from any SMGL facilities are 0.306 points less likely to suffer from Postpartum Depression and 0.975 points more likely to have life satisfaction after delivery
Impact of Natural Disaster Exposure on Prosocial Preferences and Public Goods Provision: Evidence from the Solomon Islands by Heather Belfor( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Natural disaster exposure can impact prosocial preferences, which indicate the level of social capital, as well as create a shift in investments from public to private goods. Both are important mechanisms to study in order to create optimal climate change adaptation policies. This study evaluates the impact of natural disaster exposure on prosocial preferences and public goods provision in the evaluated communities. The data used in this research comes from a process evaluation that was carried out in the Solomon Islands on the Rural Development Program (RDP) and a Structured Community Activity (SCA) experiment, which took place in 80 villages where 20 people in each village were given money and had to decide how much to keep or contribute towards a community good. There is no significant relationship between disaster exposure and prosocial preferences, yet exposure to a natural disaster in the past year is found to significantly decrease contribution amounts towards public goods in the SCA. A theoretical model of public goods provision is used to explain how experiencing a shock increases the private return from keeping the money, and thereby, decreases the amount contributed towards public goods
Sur deux cas de leucémie myéloïde avec complications nerveuses by Jean Tapie( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender Differences in Willingness to Compete: Experimental Evidence from Bosnia by Boris Jokić( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This research examines gender differences in willingness to compete with differing incentives . The results of previous experiments show that women are significantly less competitive, even when they perform equally well as men. However, in these experiments cash was the only incentive provided. Therefore, we investigate what happens to gender differences in willingness to compete when we switch the incentive from cash to non-cash prize. Similar to Cassar, Whordofa, and Zhang (2016) who found that women become equally competitive as men when incentive is related to wellbeing of their children, we find that the gender gap in competitiveness still exists when a gender neutral incentive is offered, but women are significantly more willing to compete at significantly higher rates for a gender-specific cosmetic store voucher relative to cash
Using Monetary Incentives to Support Female Entrepreneurship: An Experimental Test of Monetary Incentives in Abuja, Nigeria by Imuetinyan Aiguwurhuo( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender gaps in entrepreneurship are a major problem everywhere, but especially in developing countries like Nigeria. Women across the world face high levels of discrimination and abuse. The process of empowering women in a society has the potential to boost economic growth and development. Inspired by the success of the Family Independence Initiative (FII), we designed a field experiment to estimate the impact of using monetary incentives to motivate female entrepreneurs in achieving their goals in collaboration with the National Center for Women Development (NCWD) in Abuja, Nigeria. Our results suggest that being in a peer support group, setting a goal and being issued cash reward does not increase a subject⁰́₉s probability of achieving a selected business goal
Water as a Human Right? by John Scanlon( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Impact of Goal Settings and Self-Help Groups to Support Small Businesses: Experimental Evidence using Female Entrepreneurs in Abuja Nigeria by Nneoma Nwobilor( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Approximately 57% of women in Nigeria from age 15-64 are involved in some form of employment, but there are still 17 million unemployed women (World Bank, 2016). Most of these women are involved in informal entrepreneurship due to external constraints. According to the World Bank, women who have no access to schooling are forced to find informal work to provide for themselves and their families. This study aims to analyze the effectiveness of goal settings and support groups on small businesses among female small-scale business owners in Abuja Nigeria. The research conducted uses the experimental design created by the Family Independence Initiative of Oakland to explore ways in which the three behavioral mechanisms of Goal-Settings, Incentives, and Support Groups can help female low-income business owners in Abuja Nigeria grow their business. Our results show that the act of setting goals, receiving an incentive for achieving this goal and having a support group play a positive role in individual outcomes. However, this result is not statistically significant. Incentives did result in a higher individual outcome as well as an increase in income with moderate significance. This study contributes to the existing literature by showing cost-effective ways of alleviating poverty. Unfortunately, this study provides insignificant evidence to support this claim
Earthing of wind farms by Alessandra Cassar( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coordination and cooperation in local, random and small world networks : experimental evidence by Alessandra Cassar( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handling Risk: Testosterone and Risk Preference, Evidence from Dhaka, Bangladesh by Tobias Sytsma( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The relationship between testosterone and risk aversion is of increasing interest in the experimental economics. Using the ratio of the second digit to the fourth digit (2D:4D) as a rough indicator of level of prenatal testosterone exposure, this study attempts to replicate recent results from Garbarino et al., (2011), which found that individuals with digit ratios above the sample average were significantly more risk averse, and individuals with digit ratios one standard deviation below the sample average were significantly more risk seeking in a subject pool of male and female Caucasian students. Here, a subject pool from Dhaka, Bangladesh, is used. The results are somewhat mixed, but similar to the findings in Garbarino et al (2011). This study also controlled for other factors that have been shown to contribute to risk preference in an effort to make sure any relationship found between digit-ratio and risk aversion did not arise due to omitted variables
Incentives and Teacher Effort: Evidence from Lagos, Nigeria by Simileoluwa Adebajo( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

According to recent research (Hattie, 2003), teachers contribute to around 30% of the overall variation in student achievement and success ⁰́₃ more than any other influencing factor. This study seeks to understand how different types of incentives (monetary, near monetary and non-monetary incentives) influence the ⁰́₋effort⁰́₊ of public school teachers as perceived by the students in Lagos, Nigeria using a novel measurement tool ⁰́₃ the teaching effectiveness survey ⁰́₃ to measure the teachers⁰́₉ outcomes. Using a randomized field experiment where students evaluate the changes in their teachers⁰́₉ effort with a standard teaching effectiveness survey and differences in differences estimation, we show how incentives could potentially improve (or harm) teaching effectiveness. The results show that monetary incentives and near monetary incentives have no significant effect on ⁰́₋effort⁰́₊ while non-monetary incentives have a significant negative effect on the effort of teachers. This could imply that the issues underlying the current state of productivity of Public school teachers in Lagos State run deeper than remuneration or accountability. In the light of some limitations to this study, avenues for future research are multifold
Goal Effectiveness in Achieving Educational Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from 9th Graders in Medellin, Colombia by Daniel Salicath( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Does goal setting among low-income ninth graders leads to higher average goal achievements of educational outcomes? This question is explored by a field experiment motivated by the acknowledged California-based Family Independence Initiative (FII), to analyze the effectiveness of individual goal setting, incentives and self-help groups on the achievement of educational goals. By randomizing treatments and control with the cooperation of the Secretary of Education in Medellin, different classrooms were assigned to five different experimental groups that met systematically for five months. The results show that goal setting is a cost-effective method to help low-income students achieve educational outcomes. Setting a goal significantly increases a subject's probability of achieving the task set out in the goal. Combining this with incentives and self-help groups is the most effective approach, with an increase in the likelihood of achieving an educational goal by 41% compared to setting a goal alone. Increased goal achievement leads to a higher academic performance through a higher average grade
La Madre Competitiva: An Experimental Study of Women's Competitiveness in Medellin, Colombia by Miranda I Lambert( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This project is a follow up to Cassar, Wordofa, and Zhang (2015), which aimed at testing whether extending incentives beyond cash would alter the estimated competitive tendencies of men and women. Here we extend this work to an urban Colombian setting. In the previous study conducted in China, men have proven more competitive than women; however, once the incentive changes to a child-benefitting voucher, women increased their likeliness to compete. This research uses statistical and regression analysis to test whether or not women become more competitive when competing for a voucher, which directly benefits their child as opposed to cash. The results show that, in this urban Colombian setting, women prove equally competitive to their male counterparts regardless of the incentive. Interestingly, forced displacement proves to be a key determinant of a woman's desire to compete
Making Ice Cream in Tehran: A Field Experiment on the Impact of Attendance Incentives for Street Working Children by Elnaz Safarha( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A substantial body of literature has focused on educational attainment and children's performance to foster human capital. Despite the common goal, there is a debate on how to best approach it (Duflo et al. 2013). While in some studies incentives are effective in changing people's behavior, by inducing more effort and higher performance, other works point to crowding out of intrinsic motivations and other externalities. This study reports the results of an experiment conducted with children usually working in the streets of Tehran (Iran) on the effectiveness of non-monetary incentives on school attendance and related behaviors. My within-subject design (dictated by severe restrictions in terms of subject pool and harmless of the incentive given how vulnerable the subject pool is) consisting of making ice cream at alternating dates and giving it to all children present that day at the NGO school. The data show significant evidence that the treatment increases the probability of attendance by 13% (p
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Economics lab : an intensive course in experimental economics