Articles and Writing

Academic articles

Wein, T., Lanthorn, H., & Fischer, T. (2022) First steps toward building respectful development requires overcoming misalignments: three experiments on dignity in aid in Kenya and the United States. The Dignity Project (working paper). DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/RCWV2

Wein, T. 2022, Dignity and development: a review of the literature on its application, definition and measurement. The Dignity Project. (working paper). DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/8AVWY

Tang, C., Owsley, N., & Wein, T. (2021) Generalizing with equity: the Busara research agenda on contextualisation and cross-cultural measurement in the Global South, Busara Blue Paper No.3.

Mumo, J., Owsley, N., & Wein, T. (2021) Participant voice first: the Busara research agenda on ethical research in the Global South, Busara Blue Paper No.4.

Mughogho, W., Owsley, N., & Wein, T. (2021) Replicable quality across every channel: the Busara research agenda on methods in the Global South, Busara Blue Paper No.5.

Wein, T. 2020, A research agenda for dignity in international development. The Dignity Project. (working paper). DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/C9PA7

Wein et al, 2020, Primed, but not engaged: the poor performance of self-efficacy primes in promoting civic engagement, in a laboratory experiment in Uganda (working paper).

Wein, T. Spring 2011, The ‘narrative strategy’: A politicized strategy for leaving Afghanistan. Infinity Journal.


I write updates on my research at my blog, here.

Behavioural Science and Development

One size does not fit all. With Chang Tang. Busara Center for Behavioral Economics. November 2021.

Mapping out methods: Bringing structure to the study of behavior. Busara Center for Behavioral Economics. October 2021.

Speed up your qualitative analysis with Data Stripping Sheets. Evidence Aid. February 2019.

How to run experiments, when you can’t afford a randomized trial. Evidence Aid, Humanitarian Evidence Week. November 2018.

Bringing Behavioral Science to “Edutainment”. Behavioral Scientist. ‘Nudge Turns 10: A Special Issue on Behavioral Science in Public Policy’. September 2018.

Off the Record #1: The “stink bomb” effect in charitable giving: The real cost of failing to rebut. With Jeremy Shapiro. Busara Center for Behavioral Economics. September 2018.

The transmission and replication of security practices in development research: A case study of the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Master’s thesis). Malmö University. January 2018.

Do Peer-to-Peer Lenders Understand Risk? CGAP. March 2017. (And here in Chinese).

Three steps forward – a research agenda for behavioural change. InDecision Blog. February 2016.

Using Psychology to Comprehend War. August 2015.

Misbehaving at the LSE: Richard Thaler and Paul Dolan. June 2015.

Behavior Change Is Political Change. June 2015.

Behavioural Insights in International Development. ‘economics, psychology, policy’. June 2015.

The Dignity Project: Respectful Development

PSJP response: A step on the path to defining dignity. Philanthropy for Social Justice & Peace. November 2018.

What does ‘Dignity’ add to our understanding of development? From Poverty to Power. February 2018.

The Dignity Project: Respectful Development – Supporting Concept Paper. Busara Center. Last Updated May 2018.

Arts and other interests

Decline and Fall: a history of the Gifted Amateur in cricket. The Nightwatchman. September 2016.

Snapshots from the anti-political tendency. Personal essay. March 2014.

False Moustache Issue 1. March 2012. False Moustache Issue 2. October 2012 – a magazine I edited showcasing writing by young Londoners.

Other assorted arts reviews and musings on my tumblr.

Kenya Railways