Angelino C.G. Viceisza, Ph.D.
Dr. Angelino C. G. Viceisza joined the department of economics of Spelman College as an assistant professor in the fall 2012. He currently teaches principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics, management, and financial management, as well as behavioral game theory.
Previously, Dr. Viceisza was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Viceisza’s primary fields of expertise are experimental, behavioral and development economics. Over the past few years, his work has spanned a broad set of topics and regions, which are united by the common element of people’s behavior. Thematically, Dr. Viceisza’s research has focused on crime, insurance, remittances, norms, and measurement of people’s preferences. Geographically, his research has focused on El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, Senegal and Vietnam among other countries.
Dr. Viceisza’s work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Agricultural Economics, Economic Inquiry, Experimental Economics, and Journal of Development Economics. He recently also published a technical guide on conducting economics experiments aimed at understanding the behavior of people in rural areas of developing countries. This work titled, “Treating the ﬁeld as a lab: A basic guide to conducting economics experiments for policymaking,” (which can be downloaded by following the steps listed here), appeared as part of IFPRI’s reviewed Food Security in Practice Technical Guide Series. It summarizes some of Dr. Viceisza’s work over the past few years.
Dr. Viceisza has presented at several domestic and international conferences and workshops including, but not limited to, those organized by the Econometric Society, the Economic Science Association, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, IFPRI, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has also served as a reviewer for the American Economic Review and Food Policy, and is a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the Economic Science Association.
Dr. Viceisza obtained his Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University (GSU) in 2008. He holds two masters degrees in economics (GSU, 2005, and Boston University, 2004), an MBA in international business (Temple University, 2001), and a bachelor's degree in accounting (University of the Netherlands Antilles, 2001).
Dr. Viceisza is a national of Curaçao. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Papiamento, and is basic in French.
- Principles of microeconomics
- Principles of macroeconomics
- Principles of management
- Principles of financial management
- Behavioral game theory
Lost in the Mail: A field experiment on crime (with Marco Castillo, Ragan A. Petrie and Máximo Torero), Economic Inquiry, forthcoming.
Contract Farming and Smallholder Incentives to Produce High Quality: experimental evidence from the Vietnamese dairy sector (with Christoph Saenger, Matin Qaim and Maximo Torero), Agricultural Economics, forthcoming.
Breaking the Norm: An empirical investigation into the unraveling of good behavior (with Ruth Vargas Hill and Eduardo Maruyama), Journal of Development Economics, 99 (1), 2012, 150–162
A Field Experiment on the Impact of Weather Shocks and Insurance on Risky Investment (with Ruth Vargas Hill), Experimental Economics, 15 (2), 2012, 341–371
Treating the ﬁeld as a lab: A basic guide to conducting economics experiments for policymaking, Food Security in Practice Technical Guide 7, Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012
Works in Progress
- Comprehension and risk elicitation in the ﬁeld: Evidence from rural Senegal (with Gary Charness)
- Potential collusion and trust: Evidence from a ﬁeld experiment in Vietnam (with Maximo Torero)
- To remit, or not to remit: that is the question. A remittance ﬁeld experiment (with Maximo Torero)
- Rationalizability of choice correspondences by game trees (with Yongsheng Xu)
- The toy effect: Children’s inﬂuence on parental behavior. Experimental evidence from Peru (with Eduardo Maruyama and Maximo Torero)
- Let’s coordinate! Experimental evidence from farmer groups in Senegal (with Tanguy Bernard, Ligane Sene and Fleur Wouterse)
- The impact of training on trust: Experimental evidence from farmer groups in Senegal (with Tanguy Bernard, Boris Branisa, Markus Froelich, Markus Olapade, and Fleur Wouterse)
BMZ, Project: Working together for market access: strengthening rural producer organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa (with researchers from IFPRI, IZA and University of Hohenheim), 2009-2012 (1.2 million euro)
USAID, Program: Analyzing the relationships between social protection and economic growth (PASSN), Project: The behavioral and welfare impact of group based insurance provision in Ethiopia (with researchers from IFPRI), 2008-2009 ($75,000)
Afﬁliated Researcher, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI, 2012-present
Afﬁliated Researcher, Experimental Economics Center, Georgia State University, 2007-present