Fields: applied micro, development, education

Menno Pradhan (PhD Tilburg University) is professor in Project and Program Evaluation for International Development at the VU and UvA Economics departments since 2007. Prior to this he worked at the World Bank office in Indonesia (7 years) and Washington (2 years), at the VU (7 years) and Cornell University (1 year). He is also a co-academic director of the Amsterdam Institute for International Development and a fellow at the Tinbergen Institute.

Research Interests:

His research interests are in the areas of basic education, early childhood development, community empowerment and health. All of his work is empirical, usually based on household surveys, or surveys that were specifically designed for the purpose of an impact evaluation.

Classes taught:

BSc: International Trade and Development Economics
MSc: Micro Economics for Development

Selected recent publications:

de Ree, J., Alessie, R. & Pradhan, M. 2013, “The Price and Utility Dependence of Equivalence Scales: Evidence from Indonesia”, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 97, pp. 272-281.

Kruse, I., Pradhan, M. & Sparrow, R. 2012, “Marginal Benefit Incidence of Public Health Spending: Evidence from Indonesian Sub-national Data”, Journal of health economics, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 147-157.

Pradhan, M. & Ravallion, M. 2000, “Measuring poverty using qualitative perceptions of consumption adequacy”, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 462-471.

Pradhan, M., Saadah, F. & Sparrow, R. 2007, “Did the Health Card Program Ensure Access to Medical Care for the Poor during Indonesia’s Economic Crisis?”, World Bank Economic Review, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 125-150.

Pradhan, M., Suryadarma, D., Beatty, A., Wong, M., Gaduh, A., Alisjahbana, A. & Artha, R.P. 2014, “Improving Educational Quality through Enhancing Community Participation: Results from a Randomized Field Experiment in Indonesia”, American Economic Journal-Applied Economics, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 105-126.