kathryn vasilaky


Vasilaky, Kathryn and Kenneth Leonard, "As Good as the Networks They Keep?: Improving Outcomes through Weak Ties in Uganda" (2018), Economic Development and Cultural Change, 66(4): 755-792. (Supplementary derivations for the Target-Input model with Bayesian updating)

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Asif Islam, "By Team or By Tournament? Incentives for Sharing Information in an Experimental Game, (2018) " World Development, 103: 216-225.

Vasilaky, Kathryn, Rahel Diro, Michael Norton, Geoff McCarnery, and Daniel Osgood, "Educational Games in Ethiopia, Scaling the Demand for Index Insurance," R&R, (2017) Journal of Development Studies.

Vasilaky, Kathryn, "Female Social Networks and Farmer Training: Can Randomized Information Exchange Improve Outcomes?" (2013) American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95(2): 376-383.

working papers

Hill, Ruth, Carolina Mejia-Mantilla, Kathryn Vasilaky , "Vanishing returns? Potential Returns and Constraints to Input Adoption Among Small-Holder Farmers in Uganda," (2018).

Flory, Jeffrey, Kenneth Leonard, Magda Tsaneva and Kathryn Vasilaky, "Towards a Deeper Understanding of Female Competitiveness and the Gender Gap: Evidence from Patrilocal and Matrilocal Cultures using a Lab Experiment in the Field," (2017).

Buehren, Niklas and Markus P. Goldstein and Kenneth L. Leonard and Joao Montalvao and Kathryn Vasilaky, "Female Competitiveness and Sibling Rivalry: Evidence from a Lab Experiment and Randomized Control Trial in Uganda" (2017).

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Aurelie Harou, and Katherine Alfredo, "Water Depletion in Northern India: Myself or Others?" Working Paper, (2017).

works in progress

Vasilaky, Kathryn, Kentaro Toyama, Tushi Baul and Dean Karlan, "Learning Digitally: Evaluating the Impact of Farmer Training via Mediated Videos?" Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Working Paper, (2016), and Social Registry Trial 313.

Vasilaky, Kathryn, "A Generalized Ridge Regression Using an Iterative Solution: the Inverse Problem in Regression Analysis with a Stopping Rule," Columbia University, Working Paper, (2016) and accompanying git repo.

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Aurelie Harou, Chia-Ying Lee, and Daniel Osgood, "Measuring the Impact of Timely Disaster Response in the Philippines using Weather Extremes," Working Paper, (2017).

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Elena Zheleva, "Addressing Algorithmic Confounding in Data" (2018).

unpublished papers

Shirley, Kenny, Kathryn Vasilaky, Helen Greatrex, and Daniel Osgood, "A Hierarchal Bayesian Model of Weather Prediction with Multiple Time Series," Earth Institute, Columbia University, Working Paper (2016).

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Michelle Brock, "Traversing the Landscape of Statiscal Power," European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Columbia University, Working Paper, (2015).


Montalvao, Joao, Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Leonard and Kathryn Vasilaky, "Girls' Empowerment, Sibling Rivalry, and Competitiveness: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial and a Lab Experiment in Uganda." World Bank Research Paper Vol. 12, No. 33, (2016) Report.

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Kenneth Leonard, "Improving Social Networks for Ugandan Farmers," Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief, World Bank Report, (2016) Report.

Vasilaky, Kathryn and Kenneth Leonard, "As good as the company they keep?: Improving farmers’ social networks ," Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief, World Bank Research Paper 103850, (2016) Report.

blog posts

World Bank Policy brief on using local social networks in agricultural training.

Field video from International Research Institute, Columbia University on Micro Insurance in Honduras.

A guest blog post for the World Bank on social networks and economic prosperity.

A Columbia University post at State of the Planet on my work in Haryana India.

A World Bank post listing influential RCTs in economic development at Oxford's CSAE conference.

A Women 2.0 blog post on my thoughts on tech and social causes, from when I was a mentor for TechStars Patriot Bootcamp.

A Datakind blog post I wrote about an amazing social entrepreneur mapping crises, Sara Jayne Terp.