Berber Kramer is a Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She joined IFPRI in 2013, after obtaining a PhD in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute and undergraduate degrees in both psychology and economics. Her research focuses on behavioral economics and development, using a combination of randomized trials, lab-in-the-field experiments and panel data.
She has studied impacts of health insurance on hypertension, demand for group versus individual health insurance, and implications of liquidity constraints for savings and health. Her current projects analyze mechanisms to strengthen institutions for smallholder farmers, focusing on access to inputs, financial services, and health services to reduce the burden of chronic disease. Kramer has overseen field-based research projects in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania.