Jacopo Daniele Bonan

Core Faculty | Junior Assistant Professor

Short Profile outline

Jacopo Bonan is Junior Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano. He holds a MSc from University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Milan-Bicocca. His research focuses on development and behavioural economics with an emphasis on impact evaluation in the fields of energy, environment, global health and agriculture. He is Affiliate Scientist at Fondazione CMCC - CMCC-RFF European Institute for the Economy and the Environment (EIEE) and Fellow at Centro Studi Luca D’Agliano.


PHD: Economics, University of Milan-Bicocca.

Master of Science: Economics, University of Edinburgh.

Bachelor of Science: Economics, University of Milan-Bicocca.

Academic course held at SOM

Global Environmental Challenges

Global Environmental Challenges

Survey and Experimental research methodology

Survey and Experimental research methodologies

Survey and experimental research methodology

Survey and experimental research methodology


Development Economics, Behavioural Economics, Environmental Economics, Agricultural Economics, Impact Evaluation

Relevant Publications

Bonan J.| P.LeMay-Boucher|D.Scott, "Can Hypothetical Time Discounting Rates Help Predict Actual and Incentivised Behaviour? Evidence from Senegal", World Development, 106029

Bonan J.| Battiston P.| Bleck J.| LeMay-Boucher P.| Pareglio S.| Sarr B.| Tavoni M. (2021), "Social interaction and technology adoption: Experimental evidence from improved cookstoves in Mali", World Development, 144

Bonan J.| Cattaneo C.| d'Adda G.| Tavoni M. (2021), "Can social information programs be more effective? The role of environmental identity for energy conservation", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 108

Bonan J.| Cattaneo C.| d’Adda G.| Tavoni M. (2020), "The interaction of descriptive and injunctive social norms in promoting energy conservation", Nature Energy, 5, 900-909

Bonan J.| Cattaneo C.| d’Adda G.| Tavoni M. (2020), "Combining information on others’ energy usage and their approval of energy conservation promotes energy saving behaviour", Nature Energy, 5, 832-833

McNabb K. LeMay-Boucher P. Bonan J , "Enforcement Problems in ROSCAs: Evidence from Benin", Europen Journal of Development Research, 31, 1389-1415

Bonan J. K. McNabb P.LeMay-Boucher Tomavo C.C., "Are individuals with present-biased time preferences more likely to commit? Evidence from informal groups in Benin", Oxford Development Studies, 47, 356-372

Bonan J. Pagani L. , "Junior Farmer Field Schools, Agricultural Knowledge and Spillover Effects: Quasi-experimental Evidence from Northern Uganda", Journal of Development Studies, 54, 2007-2022

Bonan J. P.LeMay-Boucher M.Tenikue, "Increasing anti-malaria bednet take-up using information and distribution strategies: Evidence from a field trial in Senegal", Journal of Development Effectiveness, 9, 543-562

Bonan J. Pareglio S. Tavoni M., "Access to Modern Energy: a Review of Barriers, Drivers and Impacts", Environment and Development Economics, 22, 491-516

Bonan J. P.LeMay-Boucher O.Dagnelie M.Tenikue, "The Impact of Insurance Literacy and Marketing Treatments on the Demand for Health Microinsurance in Senegal: A Randomized Evaluation", Journal of African Economies, 26, 169-191

Bonan J. P.LeMay-Boucher M.Tenikue, "Household's willingness to pay for health microinsurance and its impact on actual take-up: results from a field experiment in Senegal", Journal of Development Studies, 50, 1445-1462

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