Manoj Mohanan

Manoj Mohanan

Associate Professor of Economics

External Address: 
260 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-9263

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

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. Full Text

Mohanan, Manoj, Kimberly S. Babiarz, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, Grant Miller, and Marcos Vera-Hernández. “Effect Of A Large-Scale Social Franchising And Telemedicine Program On Childhood Diarrhea And Pneumonia Outcomes In India.Health Affairs (Project Hope) 35, no. 10 (October 2016): 1800–1809. Full Text

Mohanan, Manoj, Katherine Hay, and Nachiket Mor. “Quality Of Health Care In India: Challenges, Priorities, And The Road Ahead.Health Affairs (Project Hope) 35, no. 10 (October 2016): 1753–58. Full Text

Sherry, Tisamarie B., Sebastian Bauhoff, and Manoj Mohanan. “Multitasking and Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Pay-for-Performance in Health Care: Evidence from Rwanda.” Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (Erid) Working Paper, no. 136 (March 1, 2016).

Mohanan, M., J. D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, S. Giardili, and M. Vera-Hernández. “Providers' knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis using vignettes: Evidence from rural Bihar, India.” Bmj Global Health 1, no. 4 (January 1, 2016). Full Text

Prudhomme O’Meara, Wendy, Manoj Mohanan, Jeremiah Laktabai, Adriane Lesser, Alyssa Platt, Elisa Maffioli, Elizabeth L. Turner, and Diana Menya. “Assessing the independent and combined effects of subsidies for antimalarials and rapid diagnostic testing on fever management decisions in the retail sector: results from a factorial randomised trial in western Kenya.Bmj Glob Health 1, no. 2 (2016): e000101. Full Text

Mohanan, Manoj, Marcos Vera-Hernández, Veena Das, Soledad Giardili, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, Tracy L. Rabin, Sunil S. Raj, Jeremy I. Schwartz, and Aparna Seth. “The know-do gap in quality of health care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia in rural India.Jama Pediatrics 169, no. 4 (April 2015): 349–57. Full Text

Mohanan, Manoj. “Causal Effects of Health Shocks on Consumption and Debt: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Bus Accident Injuries.” Review of Economics and Statistics 95, no. 2 (May 2013): 673–81.