Yusuf Neggers is a postdoctoral fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. He received a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, and also holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University. His research examines questions at the intersection of development economics and political economy, with a particular focus on the connections between political and bureaucratic accountability and the quality of public services.
Yusuf’s research focuses on political economy and development economics. His current projects include a large-scale field experiment using mobile and web applications to test the impacts of strengthened incentives versus reduced costs of information acquisition for local bureaucrats on the quality of a major workfare program in India. In other work, he examines the potential for adverse effects of increased transparency in the US state legislative context, and the effects of religious and caste diversity among election officers on voter behavior and election outcomes in India. Yusuf has also published research on the influence of internet technology on contestable government procurement of goods and services in India and Indonesia.