Publications

Education

Education as Liberation?  Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, Edward Miguel, and Rebecca Thornton. 2016. “Education as Liberation?” Economica, 83: 1-30. DOI:10.1111/ecca.12168

Menstruation, Sanitary Products and School Attendance: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation  Oster, Emily and Rebecca Thornton. 2011. “Menstruation, Sanitary Products and School Attendance: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1): 91-100. Online Appendix

Incentives to Learn Kremer, Michael, Edward Miguel, and Rebecca Thornton. 2009. “Incentives to Learn.” Review of Economics and Statistics, 91 (3):437-456.

Networks and Peer Effects

New Cellular Networks in Malawi: Correlates of Service Rollout and Effects on Employment  Batzilis, Dimitrios, Taryn Dinkelman, Emily Oster, Rebecca Thornton and Deric Zanera. 2016. “New Cellular Networks in Malawi: Correlates of Service Rollout and Effects on Employment.” in NBER Volume on African Economic Successes, (eds.) S. Edwards, S. Johnson, and D. Weil. University of Chicago Press.

Determinants of Technology Adoption: Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up  Oster, Emily and Rebecca Thornton. 2012. “Determinants of Technology Adoption: Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up.” Journal of the European Economic Association, 10(6): 1263-1293.  Online Appendix

Peer Effects in Learning HIV Results  Godlonton, Susan and Rebecca Thornton. 2012. “Peer Effects in Learning HIV Results.” Journal of Development Economics, 97(1): 118–129.

HIV Prevention

Responding to Risk: Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention Godlonton, Susan, Alister Munthali, and Rebecca Thornton. 2016. “Responding to Risk: Circumcision, Information, and HIV Prevention.” Review of Economics and Statistics, May; 98(2): 333-349.

Medical Male Circumcision: How does price affect the risk-profile of take-up? Godlonton Susan, and Rebecca Thornton. 2016. “Medical Male Circumcision: How does price affect the risk-profile of take-up?” Preventive Medicine, Nov;92:68-73. First published online June 7, 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.06.003.

Geospatial Analysis of Condom Availability and Accessibility in Urban Malawi Shacham, Enbal, Rebecca Thornton, Susan Godlonton, Ryan Murphy, and Jake Gilliland. 2016. “Geospatial Analysis of Condom Availability and Accessibility in Urban Malawi.” International Journal of STD & AIDS, Jan; 27(1): 44-50. DOI: 10.1177/0956462415571373. Epub 2015 Feb 13.

What Do People Actually Take Away From Public Health Education Campaigns? Incorrect Inferences about Male Circumcision and Female HIV Infection Risk in a Cluster Randomized Trial in Malawi Maughan-Brown, Brendan, Susan Godlonton, Rebecca Thornton, and Atheendar S. Venkataramani. 2015. “What Do People Actually Take Away From Public Health Education Campaigns? Incorrect Inferences about Male Circumcision and Female HIV Infection Risk in a Cluster Randomized Trial in Malawi.” AIDS and Behavior, Jul; 19(7): 1170-1177. First published online: August 26, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s10461-014-0882-0.

Perceptions of Male Circumcision among Married Couples in Rural Malawi Shacham, Enbal, Susan Godlonton, and Rebecca Thornton. 2014. “Perceptions of Male Circumcision among Married Couples in Rural Malawi.” Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care, Sept-Oct; 13(5): 443-449. First published online: October 25, 2013. DOI: 10.1177/2325957413508319.

Demand for Medical Male Circumcision Chinkhumba, Jobiba, Godlonton, Susan, and Rebecca Thornton. 2014. “Demand for Medical Male Circumcision.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 152-77.

Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH) Kohler, Hans-Peter; Watkins, Susan C.; Behrman, Jere R.; Anglewicz, Philip; Kohler, Iliana V.; Thornton, Rebecca L.; Mkandawire, James; Honde, Hastings; Hawara, Augustine; Chilima, Ben; Bandawe, Chiwoza and Mwapasa, Victor. 2014. “Cohort Profile: The Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health (MLSFH).” International Journal of Epidemiology, First published online: March 16, 2014. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu049. Online Appendix

Learning from Others’ HIV Testing: Updating Beliefs and Responding to Risk Godlonton, Susan, and Rebecca Thornton. 2013. “Learning from Others’ HIV Testing: Updating Beliefs and Responding to Risk.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 439-444.

Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Oral Sex among Rural and Urban Malawian Men Kerwin, Jason, Rebecca Thornton, and Sallie M. Foley. 2013. “Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Oral Sex among Rural and Urban Malawian Men.” International Journal of Sexual Behavior, 26(1): 66-77.

HIV Testing, Subjective Beliefs and Economic Behavior Thornton, Rebecca. 2012. “HIV Testing, Subjective Beliefs and Economic Behavior.” Journal of Development Economics, 99(2): 300–313.

Conditional Cash Transfers and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Unconditionally Promising? Kohler, Hans-Peter and Rebecca Thornton. 2012. “Conditional Cash Transfers and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Unconditionally Promising?” World Bank Economic Review, 26: 165-190. Online Appendix

Missing Safer Sex Strategies in HIV Prevention: A Call for Further Research Kerwin, Jason T., Sallie M. Foley, Rebecca L. Thornton, Paulin Basinga, and Jobiba Chinkhumba. 2011. “Missing Safer Sex Strategies in HIV Prevention: A Call for Further Research.” African Population Studies Journal, 25(2):267-285.

Acceptance of Repeat Population-Based Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV in Rural Malawi  Obare, Francis, Peter Fleming, Philip Anglewicz, Rebecca Thornton, Francis Martinson, Agatha Kapatuka, Michelle Poulin, Susan Watkins, Hans-Peter Kohler. 2009.  “Acceptance of Repeat Population-Based Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV in Rural Malawi.” Sexually Transmitted Infections, 85: 139-144.

Increasing the Acceptability of HIV Counseling and Testing with Three C’s: Convenience, Confidentiality and Credibility Angotti N, Bula A, Gaydosh L, Kimchi E, Thornton R, and Yeatman S. 2009. “Increasing the Acceptability of HIV Counseling and Testing with Three C’s: Convenience, Confidentiality and Credibility.” Social Science & Medicine, 68(12): 2263-2270.

The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status Thornton, Rebecca. 2008. “The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status.” American Economic Review, 98(5): 1829–1863.

Other Health Issues

The Effects of Health Insurance within Families: Experimental Evidence from Nicaragua Fitzpatrick, Anne, and Rebecca Thornton. The Effects of Health Insurance within Families: Experimental Evidence from Nicaragua. Forthcoming. World Bank Economic Review. Online Appendix

How Evidence-Based Medicine Affects Family Planning Providers: A Randomized Experiment in Jordan El-Khoury, Marianne, Rebecca Thornton, Minki Chatterji, Maha Shadid, and Soonie Choi. 2015. “How Evidence-Based Medicine Affects Family Planning Providers: A Randomized Experiment in Jordan.” BMC Health Services Research, 15:449. First published October 5, 2015. URL: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/15/449. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-015-1101-z.

Counseling Women and Couples on Family Planning: A Randomized Study El-Khoury, Marianne Rebecca Thornton, Minki Chatterji, Sarah Kamhawi, Phoebe Sloane, Mays Halassa. 2016. “Counseling Women and Couples on Family Planning: A Randomized Study.” Studies in Family Planning, 47(3): 222-238. First published: 9 September 2016. DOI: 10.1111/sifp.69

Evaluating the Impact of Health Programmes on Productivity Burns, Justine, Malcolm Keswell, and Rebecca Thornton. 2012. “Evaluating the Impact of Health Programmes on Productivity.” African Development Review, 24(4): 302-315.

Social Security Health Insurance for the Informal Sector in Nicaragua: A Randomized Evaluation Thornton, Rebecca, Laurel Hatt, Erica Field, Mursaleena Islam, Freddy Solís, and Martha Azuzena González Moncada. 2010. “Social Security Health Insurance for the Informal Sector in Nicaragua: A Randomized Evaluation.” Health Economics, 19(S1): 181–206.

The Consequences of Early Marriage in the Developing World Jensen, Robert, and Rebecca Thornton. 2003. “The Consequences of Early Marriage in the Developing World.” Oxfam Journal of Gender and Development, 11(2): 9-19.