Dr Ericka Rascon Ramirez


Dr Ericka Rascon Ramirez
NameDr Ericka Rascon Ramirez
Job titleAssociate Professor in Development Economics
Research institute
Primary appointmentAccounting, Finance & Economics
Email addressE.Ramirez@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2214-2224
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Ericka G. Rascon Ramirez is an Associate Professor in Development Economics at Middlesex University London. Prior to becoming an academic, she worked for the World Bank Group in Washington DC and for the Ministry of Social Development in Mexico. Ericka designs interventions using economic and social psychology theories, and evaluates them using advanced statistical methods. Her primary focus is on answering policy relevant questions on child development and young people’s behaviour. She has led, designed, and evaluated interventions in the field using randomised control trials that aim to improve children’s outcomes (schooling and learning in Nigeria) and young people’s behaviour (early childbearing and risky sexual behaviour in Malawi; usage of mobile banking in Peru). Ericka also works with political scientists and economists on the design and evaluation of online experiments that aim to improve civic education (Tunisia, Turkey and other countries), sexual awareness (Nigeria), gender gaps in the labour market (Spain and UK) and in prosocial behaviour (US). She has also led and designed various lab-in-the-field experiments to improve measurements of risk aversion, social norms, and expectations (Honduras, Nigeria, Spain). Her recent work has been published in the International Journal of Forecasting, Economics Letters, Judgement and Decision Making, the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Economic Psychology

Teaching

Department of Economics

Middlesex University, London UK.

2022-present: Introduction to Statistics (UG, Year 1), Module Leader.

2019-present: Advanced Econometrics (UG, Year 3), Module Leader.

2018-2022: Development Economics (UG,Year 3), Module Leader.

2015-2022: Experimental Economics, (PGT), Module Leader.

2015-2020: Intermediate Microeconomics (UG, Year 2), Module Leader.

2018-2019: Advanced Microeconomics (UG, Year 3), Module Leader.

2017: Econometrics (UG, Year 2), Module Leader.

University of Essex, Colchester UK.

2011-2013: Project in Economics (UG, Year 3), Module Leader.

2011:2012: Econometric Methods and Applications (UG, Year 2), GTA.

2011-2012: Introduction to Economics (UG,Year 1), GTA.

2011-2012: Econometric Methods and Applications, (PGT), GTA.

Department of Mathematics

University of Essex, Colchester UK.

2012-2013: Probability and Statistics I, GTA.

2011-2012: Probability and Statistics II, GTA.

Employment

Associate Professor in Development Economics
Middlesex University
06 Sept 2022
06 Sept 2025
Senior Lecturer in Development Economics
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2020
05 Sept 2022
Lecturer in Development Economics
Middlesex University
03 Jan 2015
01 Sept 2020
Extended and Short Term Consultant
The World Bank
01 Jan 2007
10 Jan 2010

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Evidence to public body

Member o Editorial Board
Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics
Associate Editor
Latin Amercian Economic Review

External activities

Reviewer
Reviewer for funding applications
ESRC research grant

Reviewer
External reviewer
Nature

Research outputs

Question-order effects on judgements under uncertainty

Novella, R. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2024. Question-order effects on judgements under uncertainty. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2023.102159

Improving enrollment and learning through videos and mobiles: Experimental evidence from northern Nigeria

Victor, O. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2023. Improving enrollment and learning through videos and mobiles: Experimental evidence from northern Nigeria. SSRN working papers.

Can online civic education induce democratic citizenship? Experimental evidence from a new democracy

Finkel, S., Neundorf, A. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2023. Can online civic education induce democratic citizenship? Experimental evidence from a new democracy. American Journal of Political Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajps.12765

Anchors matter: eliciting maternal expectations on educational outcomes

Branas-Garza, P., Ciacci, R. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2022. Anchors matter: eliciting maternal expectations on educational outcomes. Journal of Economic Psychology. 90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2022.102510

To pay or not to pay: measuring risk preferences in lab and field

Branas-Garza, P., Estepa, L., Jorrat, D., Orozco, V. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2021. To pay or not to pay: measuring risk preferences in lab and field. Judgment and Decision Making. 16 (5), pp. 1290-1313. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1930297500008433

Anchors matter: eliciting maternal expectations on educational outcomes

Branas-Garza, P., Ciacci, R. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2021. Anchors matter: eliciting maternal expectations on educational outcomes. Munich Personal RePEc Archive.

Can online civic education induce democratic citizenship? Experimental evidence from a new democracy

Finkel, S., Neundorf, A. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2021. Can online civic education induce democratic citizenship? Experimental evidence from a new democracy. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3778600

Gender differences in altruism on Mechanical Turk: expectations and actual behaviour

Branas-Garza, P., Capraro, V. and Rascon Ramirez, E. 2018. Gender differences in altruism on Mechanical Turk: expectations and actual behaviour. Economics Letters. 170, pp. 19-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2018.05.022

Social networks and citizen election forecasting: the more friends the better

Leiter, D., Murr, A., Rascon Ramirez, E. and Stegmaier, M. 2018. Social networks and citizen election forecasting: the more friends the better. International Journal of Forecasting. 34 (2), pp. 235-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2017.11.006
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