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Do Incentives matter for Knowledge Diffusion? Experimental Evidence from Uganda

J. Sseruyange and Erwin Bulte ()

No 275896, 2018 Conference, July 28-August 2, 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia from International Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract: Many development interventions involve training of beneficiaries, based on the assumption that knowledge and skills will spread “automatically” among a wider target population. However, diffusion of knowledge (or innovations) can be slow and incomplete. We use a randomized field experiment in Uganda to assess the impact of providing incentives for knowledge diffusion, and pay trained individuals a fee if they share knowledge obtained during a financial literacy training. Our main results are that incentives increase knowledge sharing, and that it may be cost-effective to provide such incentives. We also document an absence of assortative matching in the social learning process.

Keywords: International Development; Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-07
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.275896

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