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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2018 - 2019 Academic Year

Domestic Violence and the Emergence of Social Norms, A Randomized Control Trial in Bangladesh

This project aims to provide the first survey and experimental evidence on the importance of psychological and social channels in explaining domestic violence in Bangladesh. In particular, while existing literature has mainly focused on financial concerns, or the husband's inability to bear costs related to female disobedience or divorce, Buchmann will also study the role of self-image concerns, or the husband's attempt to control his wife given his inability to control his financial, professional and/or social life, or social image concerns, or the husband's desire to control the perceptions of his network and maintain a good reputation.

Nina Buchmann, Department of Economics

Nina Buchmann

Nina Buchmann is a PhD student in economics at Stanford University. Her areas of interest include development economics and behavioral economics and she is particularly interested in issues related to gender, sexual assault and domestic violence. Prior to coming to Stanford, Buchmann worked as a research associate at JPAL/the Duke Development Lab and analyzed the impact of a large randomized control trial aiming to reduce child marriage and increase female empowerment in Bangladesh. She also worked as a consultant at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the European Central Bank researching and evaluating the relationship between finance and development. Buchmann holds a BA in economics from Harvard University and an MA in development economics from Yale University.

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