Research Interests: Development Economics, Health Economics, Political Economy

Publications

  1. Maffioli EM, “Consider inequality: another consequence of the coronavirus epidemic”, Viewpoints, Journal of Global Health, June 2020. doi: 10.7189/jogh.10.010359 [pdf]
  2. Maffioli EM, “How Is the World Responding to the 2019 Coronavirus Disease Compared to the 2014 West African Ebola Epidemic? The Importance of China as a Player in the Global Economy”, Perspective Piece, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, March 2020. [article]
  3. Maffioli EM, Saran I, Mohanan M, Prudhomme O’Meara W., “Does improving appropriate use of malaria medicines change population beliefs in testing and treatment? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial”, Health Policy and Planning, March 2020. [article]
  4.  Maffioli EM, Hernandes Rocha TA, Vivas G, Rosales C, Staton C, Nickening Vissoci JR. “Addressing inequalities in medical workforce distribution: Evidence from a quasi-experimental study in Brazil” BMJ Global Health, November 2019; 4:e001827. [article]
  5.  Maffioli EM, Mohanan M. “Touching Beliefs: Using Touchscreen Technology to Elicit Subjective Expectations in Survey Research” PLoS ONE, November 2018; 13(11): e0207484. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207484. [article]
  6.  Prudhomme O’Meara W, Menya D, Laktabai J, Platt A, Saran I, Maffioli E, et al. “Improving rational use of ACTs through diagnosis-dependent subsidies: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in western Kenya”. PLoS Med , July 2018; 15(7): e1002607. [article]
  7.  Saran I, Maffioli EM, Menya D, Prudhomme O’Meara W. “Household beliefs about malaria testing and treatment in Western Kenya: the role of health worker adherence to malaria test results”. Malaria Journal, August 2017; 16, 349. [article]
  8.  Maffioli, EM. “Is Traditional Male Circumcision Effective as HIV Prevention Strategy? Evidence from Lesotho”. PLoS ONE, May 2017; 12 (5): e0177076. [article]
  9.  Laktabai J, Lesser A, Platt A, Maffioli E, Mohanan M, Menya D, Prudhomme O’Meara W, Turner EL. “An innovative public-private partnership to target subsidized antimalarials: a study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate a community intervention in Western Kenya”. BMJ Open, March 2017; 7(3):e013972. [article]
  10.  Prudhomme O’Meara W, Mohanan M, Laktabai J, Lesser A, Platt A, Maffioli E, Turner EL, Menya D. “Assessing the independent and combined effects of subsidies for antimalarials and rapid diagnostic testing on fever management decisions in the retail sector: results from a factorial randomised trial in western Kenya”. BMJ Global Health, Sept 2016; 1(2):e000101. [article]

Manuscripts Under Review

  • “Can individuals beliefs help us understand non-adherence to malaria test results? Evidence from rural Kenya” (with Manoj Mohanan, Wendy Prudhomme OMeara, and Elizabeth L Turner), Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 243. [pdf]
  • “Collecting Data During an Epidemic: A Novel Mobile Phone Research Method” [revised version May 2020]
  • “Direct and opportunity costs related to utilizing maternity waiting homes in rural Zambia” (with Haeun Lee, Jody Lori, Isaac Sakala and Philip Veliz)
  • “The Political Economy of Health Epidemics: Evidence from the Ebola Outbreak” [pdf]
  • “The Local Health Impacts of Natural Resources’ Booms in Brazil”
  • “Is the Phone Mightier than the Virus? Cell Phone Access and Epidemic Containment Efforts” (with Robert Gonzalez) [pdf]
  • “Are Behavioral Change Interventions Needed to Make Cash Transfer Programs Work for Children? Experimental Evidence from Myanmar (with Erica Field)[pdf]
  • How do low-quality medicines reach consumers? A qualitative assessment of the health supply chain and individual perceptions in Myanmar” (with Nicholus Tint Zaw)