Associate Professor of Economics
Manoj Mohanan is an applied microeconomist, focusing on health and development economics, with a background in medicine and public health. His research focuses on topics related to health and health care in developing countries including: performance-based contracts, measurement of provider quality and performance, social franchising, and social accountability / monitoring. He also studies the role of subjective expectations and beliefs in health care behavior.
Several of his projects feature field experiments, policy interventions and evaluations. He is involved in research projects in India, Kenya and China.
For more on policy evaluation and research projects in India, please visit COHESIVE-India.
- Ph.D., Harvard University 2009
- M.S.P.H., Harvard University 2000
Maffioli, Elisa M., Wendy O’Meara, Elizabeth Turner, and Manoj Mohanan. “Can Individuals’ Beliefs Help Us Understand Non-Adherence to Malaria Test Results? Evidence from Rural Kenya.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 243 (December 2019).
Kruk, Margaret E., Anna D. Gage, Catherine Arsenault, Keely Jordan, Hannah H. Leslie, Sanam Roder-DeWan, Olusoji Adeyi, et al. “High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution.” The Lancet. Global Health 6, no. 11 (November 2018): e1196–1252. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x(18)30386-3. Full Text
Prudhomme O’Meara, Wendy, Diana Menya, Jeremiah Laktabai, Alyssa Platt, Indrani Saran, Elisa Maffioli, Joseph Kipkoech, Manoj Mohanan, and Elizabeth L. Turner. “Improving rational use of ACTs through diagnosis-dependent subsidies: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in western Kenya.” Plos Med 15, no. 7 (July 2018): e1002607. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002607. Full Text Open Access Copy
Maffioli, Elisa M., and Manoj Mohanan. “Touching beliefs: Using touchscreen technology to elicit subjective expectations in survey research.” Plos One 13, no. 11 (January 2018): e0207484. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0207484. Full Text
Mohanan, Manoj, Grant Miller, Katherine Donato, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernandez. “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Health Care Providers with Different Levels of Skills.” Center for Global Development Working Paper, no. 464 (October 11, 2017).
Mohanan, Manoj, Grant Miller, Katherine Donato, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernandez. “Different Strokes for Different Folks: Experimental Evidence on the Effectiveness of Input and Output Incentive Contracts for Health Care Providers with Different Levels of Skills.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 245 (May 2, 2017).
Sherry, T. B., S. Bauhoff, and M. Mohanan. “Multitasking and Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Pay-for-Performance in Health Care: Evidence from Rwanda.” American Journal of Health Economics 3, no. 2 (May 1, 2017): 192–226. Open Access Copy
Mohanan, Manoj, Soledad Giardili, Veena Das, Tracy L. Rabin, Sunil S. Raj, Jeremy I. Schwartz, Aparna Seth, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, Grant Miller, and Marcos Vera-Hernández. “Evaluation of a social franchising and telemedicine programme and the care provided for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia, Bihar, India.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 95, no. 5 (May 2017): 343-352E. https://doi.org/10.2471/blt.16.179556. Full Text
Laktabai, Jeremiah, Adriane Lesser, Alyssa Platt, Elisa Maffioli, Manoj Mohanan, Diana Menya, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara, and Elizabeth L. Turner. “Innovative public-private partnership to target subsidised antimalarials: a study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate a community intervention in Western Kenya.” Bmj Open 7, no. 3 (March 20, 2017): e013972. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013972. Full Text
Puri, L., J. Das, M. Pai, P. Agrawal, J. E. Fitzgerald, E. Kelley, S. Kesler, et al. “Enhancing quality of medical care in low income and middle income countries through simulation-based initiatives: Recommendations of the Simnovate Global Health Domain Group.” Bmj Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 3 (March 1, 2017): S15–22. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000180. Full Text
Donato, Katherine, Grant Miller, Manoj Mohanan, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernández. “Personality Traits and Performance Contracts: Evidence from a Field Experiment among Maternity Care Providers in India.” In American Economic Review, 107:506–10. American Economic Association, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.p20171105. Full Text
Maselko, J., M. Mohanan, and I. Kawachi. “RESPONDING TO ADVERSITY? QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE OF DYNAMIC SOCIAL CAPITAL AND ITS RELATION TO MENTAL HEALTH.” In American Journal of Epidemiology, 171:S53–S53, 2010.
Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: Female Underemployment - Job Attributes and Labor Supply Decisions awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020
Innovative partnership to target antimalarial subsidies in the retail sector awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2014 to 2019
Monitoring and Evaluation of PMMVY Program in Madhya Pradesh, India awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018
Developing an Interdisciplinary Graduate Curriculum in Global Health awarded by National Institutes of Health (Course Faculty). 2008 to 2012