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Wendy Janssens

Research Fellow

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Research field
Empirical Microeconomics
Development, Family Economics, Field Experiments, Health, Policy Evaluation

List of publications

Opoku Duku, S.K., Nketiah-Amponsah, E., Fenenga, ChristineJ., Janssens, W. and Pradhan, M. (2022). The effect of community engagement on healthcare utilization and health insurance enrollment in Ghana: Results from a randomized experiment Health Economics, 31(10):2120--2141.

Janssens, W., Pradhan, M., de Groot, R., Sidze, E., Donfouet, H.P.P. and Abajobir, A. (2021). The short-term economic effects of COVID-19 on low-income households in rural Kenya: An analysis using weekly financial household data World Development, 138:1--8.

Cassidy, R., Groot Bruinderink, M., Janssens, W. and Morsink, K. (2021). The power to protect: Household bargaining and female condom use Journal of Development Economics, 153:1--17.

Barr, A., Dekker, M., Janssens, W., Kebede, B. and Kramer, B. (2019). Cooperation in polygynous households American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11(2):266--283.

Geng, X., Janssens, W., Kramer, B. and van der List, M. (2018). Health insurance, a friend in need? Impacts of formal insurance and crowding out of informal insurance World Development, 111:196--210.

Janssens, W., Kramer, B. and Swart, L. (2017). Be Patient When Measuring Hyperbolic Discounting: Stationarity, Time Consistency and Time Invariance in a Field Experiment Journal of Development Economics, 126(-):77--90.

Janssens, W. and Kramer, B. (2016). The social dilemma of microinsurance: Free-riding in a framed field experiment Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 131-part B(November):47--61.

Janssens, W. and Rosemberg, C. (2014). The impact of a Caribbean home-visiting child development program on cognitive skills Economics of Education Review, 39(April):22--37.

Janssens, W. (2011). Externalities in program evaluation: the impact of a women’s empowerment program on immunization Journal of the European Economic Association, 9(6):1082--1113.

Janssens, W. (2010). Women's empowerment and the creation of social capital in Indian villages World Development, 38(7):974--988.