Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Economics
  • Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Administrative Appointments

  • Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2012 - 2014)
  • Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) (2011 - Present)
  • Affiliate, Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) (2009 - Present)
  • Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR (2009 - Present)
  • Affiliate, Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) (2008 - Present)
  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (2008 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA (2008 - 2011)
  • Affiliate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) (2006 - Present)
  • Associate Researcher, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) (2006 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College (2006 - 2008)
  • Visiting Scholar, NYU (Institute of French Studies) (2003 - 2006)

Honors & Awards

  • Hellman Faculty Scholarship, Stanford University (2012-2013)
  • Nominee, 2012 Best Young French Economist Prize, Le Monde & Le Cercle des Economistes (2012)
  • Excellence in Refereeing Award, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011, 2012)
  • Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Winner, 2015 Best Young French Economist Prize, Le Monde & Le Cercle des Economistes (2015)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Associate Editor, Econometrica (2014 - Present)
  • Foreign Editor, Review of Economic Studies (2014 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, AEJ: Applied Economics (2014 - Present)
  • Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Stanford Center for African Studies

Professional Education

  • BA, Ecole Normale Superieure, Economics and Econometrics (1999)
  • MSc., Ecole Normale Superieure, Economic Analysis and Policy (2000)
  • Ph.D., EHESS & PSE-DELTA, Economics (2006)

2017-18 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • Targeting health subsidies through a nonprice mechanism: A randomized controlled trial in Kenya. Science Dupas, P., Hoffmann, V., Kremer, M., Zwane, A. P. 2016; 353 (6302): 889-895


    Free provision of preventive health products can markedly increase access in low-income countries. A cost concern about free provision is that some recipients may not use the product, wasting resources (overinclusion). Yet, charging a price to screen out nonusers may screen out poor people who need and would use the product (overexclusion). We report on a randomized controlled trial of a screening mechanism that combines the free provision of chlorine solution for water treatment with a small nonmonetary cost (household vouchers that need to be redeemed monthly in order). Relative to a nonvoucher free distribution program, this mechanism reduces the quantity of chlorine procured by 60 percentage points, but reduces the share of households whose stored water tests positive for chlorine residual by only one percentage point, substantially improving the trade-off between overinclusion and overexclusion.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.aaf6288

    View details for PubMedID 27563091

  • Education, HIV, and Early Fertility: Experimental Evidence from Kenya AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Duflo, E., Dupas, P., Kremer, M. 2015; 105 (9): 2757-2797
  • Turning a Shove into a Nudge? A "Labeled Cash Transfer" for Education AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-ECONOMIC POLICY Benhassine, N., Devoto, F., Duflo, E., Dupas, P., Pouliquen, V. 2015; 7 (3): 86-125
  • School governance, teacher incentives, and pupil-teacher ratios: Experimental evidence from Kenyan primary schools JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS Duflo, E., Dupas, P., Kremer, M. 2015; 123: 92-110
  • Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Cohen, J., Dupas, P., Schaner, S. 2015; 105 (2): 609-645
  • Getting essential health products to their end users: Subsidize, but how much? SCIENCE Dupas, P. 2014; 345 (6202): 1279-1281


    Although coverage rates and health outcomes are improving, many poor people around the world still do not benefit from essential health products. An estimated two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented with increased coverage of products such as vaccines, point-of-use water treatment, iron fortification, and insecticide-treated bednets. What limits the flow of products from the producer's laboratory bench to the end users, and what can be done about it? Recent empirical research suggests a crucial role for heavy subsidies.

    View details for DOI 10.1126/science.1256973

    View details for Web of Science ID 000341483800044

    View details for PubMedID 25214612


    View details for DOI 10.3982/ECTA9508

    View details for Web of Science ID 000331276700005

  • Global Health Systems: Pricing and User Fees Encyclopedia of Health Economics Dupas, P. edited by Culyer, A. J. Elsevier, San Diego. 2014: 136–141
  • Why Don't the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW Dupas, P., Robinson, J. 2013; 103 (4): 1138-1171
  • Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-APPLIED ECONOMICS Dupas, P., Robinson, J. 2013; 5 (1): 163-192
  • Happiness on Tap: Piped Water Adoption in Urban Morocco AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-ECONOMIC POLICY Devoto, F., Duflo, E., Dupas, P., Pariente, W., Pons, V. 2012; 4 (4): 68-99

    View details for DOI 10.1257/pol.4.4.68

    View details for Web of Science ID 000310565800003

  • The (hidden) costs of political instability: Evidence from Kenya's 2007 election crisis JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS Dupas, P., Robinson, J. 2012; 99 (2): 314-329
  • Inferring welfare maximizing treatment assignment under budget constraints JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS Bhattacharya, D., Dupas, P. 2012; 167 (1): 168-196
  • Peer Effects and the Impact of Tracking: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya Ametican Economic Review Duflo, E., Dupas, P., Kremer, M. 2011; 101 (5): 1739-74
  • Challenges in Banking the Rural Poor: Evidence from Kenya's Western Province NBER Africa Conference Volume Dupas, P. 2011
  • Do Teenagers Respond to HIV Risk Information? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-APPLIED ECONOMICS Dupas, P. 2011; 3 (1): 1-34

    View details for DOI 10.1257/app.3.1.1

    View details for Web of Science ID 000287105100001

  • Health Behavior in Developing Countries ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECONOMICS, VOL 3 Dupas, P. 2011; 3: 425-449
  • Coping with Political Instability: Micro Evidence from Kenya's 2007 Election Crisis 122nd Annual Meeting of the American-Economics-Association Dupas, P., Robinson, J. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2010: 120–24
  • What Matters (and What Does Not) in Households' Decision to Invest in Malaria Prevention? 121st Annual Meeting of the American-Economic-Association Dupas, P. AMER ECONOMIC ASSOC. 2009: 224–30
  • Can Tracking Improve Learning? Evidence from Kenya Education Next Duflo, E., Dupas, P., Kremer, M. 2009; 9 (3): 64-70
  • Comparing the Paths of the Unemployed in France and the United States Economie et Statistique Cohen, D., Dupas, P. 2000; 332-333: 17-36