Investigating whether a "clash of institutions" is a factor determining poverty in developing countries, with a specific focus on land, labour, seeds and rural credit in conflict recovery regions of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The present paper focuses on Sierra Leone, and provides cross sectional data on the least understood part of the epidemic - the largely undocumented spread of Ebola in rural areas.
The provision of healthcare in rural African communities is a highly complex and largely unsolved problem. Social networks have been shown to capture health outcomes in a variety of contexts. Yet, it is an open question as to what extent social network analysis can identify and distinguish among households that are most likely to report poor health and those most likely to respond to positive behavioural influences.
Classic laboratory games ordinarily have two characteristics. First, the players are anonymous, and second, they are strangers. This study subverts these characteristics to explore behavior when subjects play against identified members of their own social network.
We introduce a formal framework and a set of novel dictator games to make nuanced inferences about social discrimination based on differences in knowledge of the social context and the receiver.