Chuba Ezekwesili

Chuba Ezekwesili

Masters Student

Bio

Chuba is a Masters Student at Yale University, Research Associate with Impact Matters and Co-Founder of Akanka.

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EFCC and How Information can Backfire

COLUMNS - 05 JUN 2017

EFCC and How Information can Backfire

Salient information drives human behaviour and this has implications for public policy.

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

COLUMNS - 03 APR 2017

No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

Free goods & services come with hidden costs and unintended consequences.

Counterfactual Thinking: Nigeria's Voter Regret

COLUMNS - 01 MAR 2017

Counterfactual Thinking: Nigeria's Voter Regret

Would Nigeria be better off if Goodluck Jonathan were president? Can counterfactuals answer such questions?

You've been framed: Why Narratives Matter

COLUMNS - 25 JAN 2017

You've been framed: Why Narratives Matter

We tend not to respond to things as they are but as they are framed to be.

Signalling: How Much Does it Cost to Inspire?

COLUMNS - 29 NOV 2015

Signalling: How Much Does it Cost to Inspire?

What happens to social and economic interaction when the cost of signalling gets lowered?

Quantifying Rape: The Case of the Missing Data

COLUMNS - 28 SEP 2015

Quantifying Rape: The Case of the Missing Data

Discovering the reason behind the absence of data can be significant.

Authority Bias:  To Question or Not to Question

COLUMNS - 15 SEP 2015

Authority Bias: To Question or Not to Question

Why the Authority Bias is detrimental and how questioning can help mitigate its effects.

Action Bias: Why Buhari Became 'Baba Go Slow'

COLUMNS - 31 AUG 2015

Action Bias: Why Buhari Became 'Baba Go Slow'

In decision-making, the action bias calls for action to be taken, even when it might be detrimental.

Incentives: Some Things Money Can't Buy

COLUMNS - 06 AUG 2015

Incentives: Some Things Money Can't Buy

Understanding how non-monetary incentives can sometimes get you better results.

The Statistical Errors That Explain Our Behaviour

COLUMNS - 03 AUG 2015

The Statistical Errors That Explain Our Behaviour

Nigeria too often falls prey to Type II errors - failing to believe a pattern is real when it actually is.

What Makes a Law Effective?

COLUMNS - 28 JUL 2015

What Makes a Law Effective?

For a law to be effective, it has to fulfil two essential behavioural criteria.

Confirmation Bias: When Seeing Isn't Believing

COLUMNS - 28 JUL 2015

Confirmation Bias: When Seeing Isn't Believing

People tend to ignore information that challenges their views and emphasize that which confirms them.