Adeline Delavande
Adeline Delavande
Professor (Visiting)

Adeline Delavande is a Professor of Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex. Her primary research focuses on understanding how individuals make decisions under uncertainty using elicited subjective expectations, in particular on how best to elicit subjective expectations from survey respondents in both developed and developing countries, and on how to use elicited expectations to make inference on behaviour, with applications related to education, health, family economics, development economics and aging.

Ph.D. in Economics; Northwestern University

MSc. in Economics; Northwestern University

BSc. in Economics; HEC Paris


Education, economic demography, health, development economics

  • Delavande, Adeline, Zafar, Basit (2019). Gender discrimination and social identity: evidence from urban Pakistan. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 68 (1), 1-40.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Zafar, Basit (2019). University choice: the role of expected earnings, nonpecuniary outcomes, and financial constraints. Journal of Political Economy, 127 (5), 2343-2393.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Zafar, Basit (2018). Information and anti-American attitudes. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 149, 1-31.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Rohwedder, Susann (2017). Changes in spending and labor supply in response to a Social Security benefit cut: Evidence from stated choice data. Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 10, 34-50.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Lee, Jinkook, Menon, Seetha (2017). Eliciting survival expectations of the elderly in low-income countries: Evidence from India. Demography, 54, 673-699.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Kohler, Hans Peter (2016). HIV/AIDS-related expectations and risky sexual behaviour in Malawi. Review of Economic Studies, 83 (1), 118-164.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Zafar, Basit (2015). Stereotypes and Madrassas: Experimental evidence from Pakistan. Journal Of Economic Behavior & Organization, 118 (SI), 247-267.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Manski, Charles F. (2015). Using elicited choice probabilities in hypothetical elections to study decisions to vote. Electoral Studies, 38, 28-37.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Sampaio, Mafalda, Sood, Neeraj (2014). HIV-related social intolerance and risky sexual behavior in a high HIV prevalence environment. Social Science and Medicine, 111, 84-93.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Hurd, Michael D., Martorell, Paco, Langa, Kenneth (2013). Dementia and out-of-pocket spending on health care services. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 9 (1), 19-29.
  • Hurd, Michael D., Martorell, Paco, Delavande, Adeline, Mullen, Kathleen, Langa, Kenneth (2013). Monetary costs of dementia in the United States. The New England Journal of Medicine, 368 (14), 1326-1334.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Kohler, Hans Peter (2012). The Impact of HIV testing on subjective expectations and risky behavior in Malawi. Demography, 49 (3), 1011-1036.
  • Abramitzky, Ran, Delavande, Adeline, Vasconcelos, Luis (2011). Marrying up: the role of sex ratio in assortative matching. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3 (3), 124-157.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Rohwedder, Susann (2011). Differential survival in Europe and the United States: Estimates based on subjective probabilities of survival. Demography, 48 (4), 1377-1400.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Giné, Xavier, Mckenzie, David (2011). Eliciting probabilistic expectations with visual aids in developing countries: how sensitive are answers to variations in elicitation design?. Journal Of Applied Econometrics, 26 (3), 479-497.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Rohwedder, Susann (2011). Individuals' uncertainty about future social security benefits and portfolio choice. Journal Of Applied Econometrics, 26 (3), 498-519.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Giné, Xavier, McKenzie, David (2011). Measuring subjective expectations in developing countries: a critical review and new evidence. Journal Of Development Economics, 94 (2), 151-163.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Goldman, Dana, Sood, Neeraj (2010). Criminal prosecution and human immunodeficiency virus-related risky behavior. Journal Of Law & Economics, 53 (4), 741-782.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Manski, Charles F. (2010). Probabilistic polling and voting in the 2008 presidential election: Evidence from the American life panel. Public Opinion Quarterly, 74 (3), 433-459.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Kohler, Hans Peter (2009). Subjective expectations in the context of HIV/AIDS in Malawi. Demographic Research, 20, 817-867.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Rohwedder, Susann (2008). Eliciting subjective probabilities in internet surveys. Public Opinion Quarterly, 72 (5), 866-891.
  • Delavande, Adeline (2008). Measuring revisions to subjective expectations. Journal Of Risk And Uncertainty, 36 (1), 43-82.
  • Delavande, Adeline (2008). Pill, patch, or shot? Subjective expectations and birth control choice. International Economic Review, 49 (3), 999-1042.
  • Delavande, Adeline (2014). Probabilistic Expectations in Developing Countries. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ECONOMICS. Vol. 6, 1-20.
  • Delavande, Adeline, Manski, Charles F. (2012). Candidate Preferences and Expectations of Election Outcomes: Evidence from the American Life Panel. 10 ed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 109, 3711-3715.