Rizal Adi Prima

Rizal’s research interest is in behavioral development economics, with a focus on how personality traits and choice architecture influence technology adoption.

PhD (Economics)

Rizal Adi Prima is a PhD student at the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing. Rizal completed his Master’s degree in development economics from University of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne in 2008.

His research interest is in behavioral development economics, with a focus on personality traits and choice architecture in order to understand the heuristics of new technology adoption, especially by poor households in developing countries.

In the past he served as Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit within the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction Secretariat, a policy think tank under the office of the Vice President, Republic of Indonesia. He has 13 years of experience in economic research, especially in the areas of development economics and poverty.

He has managed several large impact evaluation initiatives using both experimental and quasi experimental techniques to evaluate policy reforms in social protection and poverty reduction in Indonesia.

The most recent work was impact evaluation of Conditional Cash Transfer in Indonesia, as well as Rice for the Poor Program evaluation and impact evaluation of Poor Student Cash Support.

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