Sebastian Linnemayr

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Associate Director, Research and Policy in International Development (RAPID); Economist; Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ph.D. in economics, Université de la Mediterranée; M.Phil. in economics, Oxford University; M.A. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University; M.A. in business administration, University of Vienna

Overview

Sebastian Linnemayr is an economist at the RAND Corporation and associate director of the RAND Center on Research and Policy in International Development (RAPID), part of RAND Labor and Population. His current research focuses on the use of economic incentives and insights from behavioral economics on medication adherence, in particular for people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Linnemayr joined RAND in August 2009 after having finished his position as postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. His dissertation evaluated a large-scale, randomized nutrition intervention as part of a World Bank project and investigated the impact of HIV on consumption behavior in South Africa. Linnemayr is also on the faculty of the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Recent Projects

  • Variable Rewards for Improving ARV Adherence
  • Improving Drug Adherence Among Adolescents in Uganda using SMS Reminders

Selected Publications

David Bloom, David Canning, Isabel Guenther, Sebastian Linnemayr, "Fertility Choice, Mortality Expectations, and Interdependent Preferences: An Empirical Analysis," European Economic Review (forthcoming)

Sebastian Linnemayr, Datar, Ashlesha, Jenny Liu, Chad Stecher, "The Impact of Natural Disasters on Child Health and Investments in Rural India," Social Science and Medicine (forthcoming)

Sebastian Linnemayr, Harold Alderman, "Almost Random: Evaluating a Large-Scale Randomized Nutrition Program in the Presence of Crossover," Journal of Development Economics, 96:106-114, 2011

Sebastian Linnemayr, Brooke Stearns Lawson, Peter Glick, Glenn Wagner, "Economic Status and Coping Mechanisms of Individuals Seeking HIV Care in Uganda," Journal of African Economies, 2011

Linnemayr, Sebastian, "Consumption Smoothing and HIV/AIDS: The Case of Two Communities in South Africa," Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2010

Linnemayr, Sebastian, Harold Alderman, "Anemia In Low Income Countries Is Unlikely To Be Addressed By Economic Development Without," Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 2009

Linnemayr, Sebastian, Harold Alderman, Biram Ndiaye, "Effectiveness of a Community-based Intervention to Improve Nutrition in Young Children in Senegal: a Difference in Difference Analysis," Public Health Nutrition, 9:667-673, 2009

Linnemayr, Sebastian, Harold Alderman, Abdoulaye Ka, "Determinants of Malnutrition in Senegal: Individual, Household, Community Variables and Their Interaction," Economics and Human Biology, 6(2):253-262, 2008

Publications