Diana Dakhlallah is an economic sociologist based at Stanford University. Her dissertation work focuses on a central theme in the political economy of service provision within public sector organizations: corrupt transactions (i.e. bribe exchanges between frontline providers and citizens). A distinct orientation of her approach to this issue is grounded in the idea that significant theoretical and policy strides are achievable by focusing analysis on the interpersonal dynamics between transacting parties and by leveraging social incentives. Her work combines in-depth field work, field experimental methods, and behavioural interventions in the context of the Moroccan healthcare sector.
Diana is currently a PhD fellow of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As of August 2018, she will be starting as an Assistant Professor at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. Diana holds a B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Barnard College.