Contests as a Tool for Development: Evidence from Peru.

Davis, Mikal.


  • Abstract: To investigate the effectiveness of contests in a development setting, I use a case study from Peru where contests are implemented by giving households numeric scores based on how well they have adopted improved agricultural, sanitation and agribusiness technologies. This paper analyzes the incentive effects of these contests by testing three hypotheses generated by theory: (1) Increasin... read more
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