Academics: Faculty

Angelino Viceisza with Dr. Sidbury

Angelino C.G. Viceisza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: 404-270-6055
Twitter: @aviceisza
Web page:

On leave during 2015-2016 academic year

Biographical Sketch

angelinoviceisza2Dr. Angelino C. G. Viceisza joined the department of economics of Spelman College as an assistant professor in fall 2012. He currently teaches courses in economics, business, and management. 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 several journals (such as the American Economic Review, Food Policy, and International Migration Review) 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. 


  • ECON 242 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MGT300 Principles of Management
  • MGT 320 Principles of Financial Management
  • MGT 401 Women in Management and Entrepreneurship
  • ECON/MGT 395 Behavioral Game Theory

Recent Publications

Journal Publications

Three risk-elicitation methods in the field: Evidence from rural Senegal (with Gary Charness), Conditionally accepted at Review of Behavioral Economics, 2015

Creating a Lab in the Field: Economics Experiments for Policymaking, Journal of Economic Surveys, forthcoming, 2015

To remit, or not to remit: that is the question. A remittance field experiment (with Máximo Torero), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 112, 2015, 221-236,

Lost in the Mail: A field experiment on crime (with Marco Castillo, Ragan A. Petrie and Máximo Torero), Economic Inquiry, 52 (1), 2014, 285-303

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, 44 (3), 2013, 297–308

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

Other Publications

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

  1. Communication and coordination: Experimental evidence from farmer groups in Senegal (with Kodjo Aflagah and Tanguy Bernard)
  2. Building trust in rural producer organizations in Senegal: results from a randomized controlled trial (with Tanguy Bernard, Markus Froelich, Andreas Landmann, Pia Naima Unte and Fleur Wouterse)
  3. Potential collusion and trust: Evidence from a field experiment in Vietnam (with Maximo Torero)
  4. Leaders needed: Experimental evidence from rural producer organizations in Senegal (with Tanguy Bernard, Ligane Sene and Fleur Wouterse)
  5. Child influence on household behavior: Evidence from a randomized health information intervention in Peru (with Eduardo Maruyama and Maximo Torero)
  6. Portfolios of Atlanta’s Poor (with Glenn Harrison, Stephen Shore and Elisabet Rutstrom)

Major Grants

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 Positions

Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, American Economic Association CSWEP Fellows Program, Summer 2014

Affiliated Researcher, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI, 2012-present

Affiliated Researcher, Experimental Economics Center, Georgia State University, 2007-present

Fellow, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University, 2012-present

Related Spelman Events

AUC-SBA Millennial TREP Day, February 27, 2015.

Photo Credit: Dr. T. Tatum, 2014