Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College
Anne Karing’s research focuses on the economics of health care delivery and health-seeking behaviors in low-income countries, applying insights from psychology. Her core work examines how social signaling motives can change behaviors, in ways that benefit individual health and society. She has implemented large-scale field experiments that examine the effectiveness of social signaling incentives in increasing the demand for childhood immunization and deworming treatment in Sierra Leone and Kenya. As part of this research, she is following up with different cohorts and health care providers to assess the persistent impacts of these incentives and their general equilibrium effects. Recently, Karing has started a research agenda on formal and illegal markets of medicines, and how these interact. She is also examining the efficacy of different government policies to increase the take-up of the COVID-19 vaccine, including common mandates but also strategies to combat misinformation and rumors.
Karing earned a BA with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics as well as an MPhil in economics from the University of Oxford, which she attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. She completed a PhD in economics at the University of California, Berkeley. Most recently, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Economics and the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.