Robert Sparrow obtained a PhD in Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute in 2006. His research interests relate to development economics, social policy evaluation, health economics, child labour and education. Current research projects deal with evaluation of health and education policy interventions and renewable energy programs in Indonesia, and community based health insurance in Ethiopia. Since 2016 he is jointly at Wageningen University and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2007.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10552
published in: IMF Economic Review, 2018, 66 (4), 763-793
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9833
published in: Social Science and Medicine, 2017, 176, 133-141
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7645
published in: Journal of Development Economics, 2015, 117, 94-106
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4376
published in: Journal of Human Resources, 2011, 46 (4), 722-749
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3579
Ana Iturriza, Arjun S. Bedi, Robert Sparrow
published in: Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2011, 59 (4), 811-837
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3358
Carla Calero, Arjun S. Bedi, Robert Sparrow
published in: World Development, 2009, 37 (6), 1143-1154