Jonathan Bauchet

Research Interests

  • International Development
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Agricultural Technologies for Aflatoxins Control
  • Environmental Conservation Incentives and Social Equity


Jonathan Bauchet is an associate professor in the Division of Consumer Science at Purdue University. His recent work examined the demand for life microinsurance among microfinance borrowers in Mexico; the impact of an innovative anti-poverty program in Andhra Pradesh, India; the impact of cash transfers among Amazonian indigenous peoples; and food safety among smallholder farmers in Senegal, West Africa.  


  • Ph.D. in Public Administration, New York University 2013
  • M.A. in Sustainable International Development, Brandeis University 2004
  • French Graduate Degree (DESS) in International Development Management, 1999
    Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble, France
  • French Undergraduate Degree (Master) in Economics, Management, and Law, 1998
    Université Paris II Panthéon Assas, Paris, France

Professional Affiliations

  • American Economic Association
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
  • American Council on Consumer Interests
  • International Association for the Study of the Commons

Courses Taught

  • CSR 386 Risk management (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019; Spring 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020)
  • CSR 484 Consumer investments and savings decisions (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
           2019; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • CSR 490 Independent study on behavioral finance (Spring 2019)
  • CSR 590 Implementing household surveys in developing countries (Spring 2019)
  • CSR 600 Introduction to research in consumer science (Fall 2017)

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching award, Department of Consumer Science, 2016.

Recent Publications

Vargas, M.T., Garcia, M., Vidaurre, T., Carrasco, A., Araujo, N., Medema, C., ... & McWherter, B. (2022). The researcher-practitioner symbiosis: Evolving mutualisms from parachutes. Conservation Science and Practice, 4(5), e596.

Erwin, A., Ma, Z., O’Brien, E. P. S., Bauchet, J., Calderón, N. R., Zeballos Zeballos, E., ... & Silva, C. A. (2022). Centering Community Voices in Mining Governance. Society & Natural Resources, 1-20.

Bauchet, J., Prieto, S., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. (2020). Improved drying and storage practices that reduce aflatoxins in stored maize: Experimental evidence from smallholders in Senegal. American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Prieto, S., Ricker-Gilbert, J., Bauchet, J., & Sall, M. (In press). Incomplete information and product quality in rural markets: Evidence from an experimental auction for maize in Senegal. Economic Development and Cultural Change.

Bauchet, J., Undurraga, E., Zhang, R. & Godoy, R. (2020). Markets and Indigenous peoples: Testing hypotheses from the Western intellectual tradition. Journal of Anthropological Research 76(2), 185-208.

Bauchet, J., Damon, A., & & Hunter, B. (2019). Asymmetric information in microinsurance
markets: Experimental evidence from Mexico. Economic Development and Cultural
Change, 68(1), 165-188.

Bauchet, J., & Morduch, J. (2019). Paying in pieces: A natural experiment on demand for
life insurance under different payment schemes. Journal of Development Economics, 139,

Bauchet, J. & Larsen, V. (2018). ROSCA Composition and Repayment: Evidence from
Taiwanese Bidding ROSCAs. Journal of Development Studies, 54(9), 1483-1495.

Bauchet, J., Chakravarty, S., & Hunter, B. (2018). Separating the Wheat from the Chaff:
Signaling in Microfinance Loans. World Development, 106, 40-50.

Bauchet, J., Undurraga, E., Reyes-García, V., Behrman, J., & Godoy, R. (2018).
Conditional cash transfers for primary education: Which children are left out? World
Development, 105, 1-12.


Data and Stata do file for 'The short-term impacts of unconditional in-kind transfers on child cognitive skills' - Bauchet et al

Link to Vander Meer et al. draft book 'The Power and Utility of Bidding Roscas in the Economic Take-off of Chulin Village, Taiwan 1970-1990'

Curriculum Vitae


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