Adeline Delavande

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Ph.D. in economics, Northwestern University


Adeline Delavande is an economist at RAND. Her fields of specialization are applied econometrics, economic development, and labor. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined subjective expectations and contraception; in connection with this project, Delavande did fieldwork in Accra, Ghana, pre-testing a questionnaire that sought to elicit subjective expectations about contraception and family planning, and interviewing nurses. Delavande received her Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.

Recent Projects

  • Subjective expectations and contraceptive choice
  • Differential mortality and survival expectations
  • HIV laws and risky behavior
  • Survival expectations and Social Security claiming
  • Expectations about life events in Malawi

Selected Publications

Delavande, Adeline and Hans-Peter Kohler, Subjective Expectations in the Context of HIV/AIDS in Malawi Vol 20, 31, Demographic Research, 2009

Delavande, Adeline and Susann Rohwedder, Eliciting Subjective Probabilities Internet Surveys Vol. 72(5), Public Opinion Quarterly, 2008

Delavande, Adeline, Measuring Revisions to Subjective Expectations: Learning about Contraceptives Vol. 36, 1, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 2008

Delavande, Adeline, Xavier Gine and David McKenzie,, Measuring Subjective Expectations in Developing Countries: A Critical Review and New Evidence, Journal of Development Economics, 2008

Delavande, Adeline, "Pill, Patch or Shot? Subjective Expectations and Birth Control Choice," International Economic Review, 2008

Delavande, Adeline with Dana Goldman and Neeraj Sood, "Criminal Prosecution and HIV-related Risky Behavior," Journal of Law and Economics (Forthcoming)

Delavande, Adeline and Susann Rohwedder, "Differential survival in Europe and the US: Estimates based on subjective probabilities of survival," Demography

Delavande, Adeline, Ran Abramitzky and Luis Vasconcelos, "Marrying up: The Role of Sex Ratio in Assortative Matching," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics