Joshua Evan Blumenstock

University of California, Berkeley

Ph.D. Candidate

102 South Hall

Berkeley, CA 94720-4600

United States

http://www.jblumenstock.com

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Scholarly Papers (14)

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The Impact of Digital Credit in Developing Economies: A Review of Recent Evidence

KDI School of Pub Policy & Management Paper No. 23-04
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 2023
Jonathan Robinson, David Sungho Park and Joshua Evan Blumenstock
University of California, Santa Cruz, KDI School of Public Policy and Management and University of California, Berkeley
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Measuring Religion from Behavior: Climate Shocks and Religious Adherence in Afghanistan

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 16 Jun 2022
Oeindrila Dube, Joshua Evan Blumenstock and Michael Callen
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Religion, Mobile Phones, Big Data, Climate, Economic Shocks

Measuring Religion from Behavior: Climate Shocks and Religious Adherence in Afghanistan

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2022-155
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 21 Nov 2022
Oeindrila Dube, Joshua Evan Blumenstock and Michael Callen
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Religion, Mobile Phones, Big Data, Climate, Economic Shocks

Measuring Religion from Behavior: Climate Shocks and Religious Adherence in Afghanistan

NBER Working Paper No. w30694
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 29 Nov 2022 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Oeindrila Dube, Joshua Evan Blumenstock and Michael Callen
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics
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Risk and Reciprocity Over the Mobile Phone Network: Evidence from Rwanda

NET Institute Working Paper No. 11-25
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 24 Nov 2011
Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Marcel Fafchamps and Nathan Eagle
University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Santa Fe Institute
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Risk Sharing, Mobile Phones, Mobile Money, Information and communications technologies, Development, Earthquakes, Rwanda, Africa

Machine Learning and Mobile Phone Data Can Improve the Targeting of Humanitarian Assistance

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 21-109
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Jul 2021
Emily Aiken, Suzanne Bellue, Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry and Joshua Evan Blumenstock
University of California, Berkeley, CREST-ENSAE, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and University of California, Berkeley
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machine learning, big data, targeting, social assistance

Machine Learning and Mobile Phone Data Can Improve the Targeting of Humanitarian Assistance

NBER Working Paper No. w29070
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 26 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2023
Emily Aiken, Suzanne Bellue, Dean Karlan, Christopher Udry and Joshua Evan Blumenstock
University of California, Berkeley, CREST-ENSAE, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and University of California, Berkeley
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Machine Learning and Mobile Phone Data Can Improve the Targeting of Humanitarian Assistance

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16385
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 22 Sep 2021
University of California, Berkeley, CREST-ENSAE, University of California, Berkeley, Yale UniversityNorthwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University
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Machine Learning, mobile phone data, poverty, targeting

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Instant Loans Can Lift Subjective Well-Being: A Randomized Evaluation of Digital Credit in Nigeria

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 11 Mar 2023
Brown University - Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Ibadan
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Digital credit, digital loan, Subjective well-being, mobile money, Nigeria

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Public Mobility Data Enables Covid-19 Forecasting and Management at Local and Global Scales

NBER Working Paper No. w28120
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 03 May 2023
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Berkeley
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Estimating Impact with Surveys versus Digital Traces: Evidence from Randomized Cash Transfers in Togo

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 05 Oct 2023 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2023
Emily Aiken, Suzanne Bellue, Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Dean Karlan and Christopher Udry
University of California, Berkeley, CREST-ENSAE, University of California, Berkeley, Northwestern University and Northwestern University
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Cash Transfer Program, Poverty, Mental Health, Randomized Control Trial, Machine Learning, Cross Sectional Analysis

Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan

NBER Working Paper No. w23590
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 17 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 17 Jun 2023
Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Michael Joseph Callen and Tarek Ghani
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles and Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
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Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12142
Number of pages: 102 Posted: 18 Jul 2017
Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Michael Joseph Callen and Tarek Ghani
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Los Angeles and Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
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Behavioral Models, Defaults savings, Digital Finance, Mobile Money, peer effects

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Strengthening Fragile States: Evidence from Mobile Salary Payments in Afghanistan

CESifo Working Paper No. 10510
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 14 Jun 2023
University of California, Berkeley, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics, Analysis Group, Bocconi University and Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School
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mobile money, state-building, corruption

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Estimating Impact with Surveys Versus Digital Traces: Evidence from Randomized Cash Transfers in Togo

NBER Working Paper No. w31751
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 10 Oct 2023
Emily Aiken, Suzanne Bellue, Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Dean Karlan and Christopher Udry
University of California, Berkeley, CREST-ENSAE, University of California, Berkeley, Northwestern University and Northwestern University
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Mobile-Izing Savings with Automatic Contributions: Experimental Evidence on Present Bias and Default Effects in Afghanistan

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11400
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 25 Jul 2016
Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Michael Callen and Tarek Ghani
University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of California, Berkeley
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12.

Migration and the Value of Social Networks

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP13611
Number of pages: 95 Posted: 27 Mar 2019
Joshua Evan Blumenstock, Guanghua Chi and Xu Tan
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley and University of Washington
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Big Data, Development, migration, networks, social capital, Social Networks

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(Machine) Learning What Policies Value

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP17364
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Jun 2022
Daniel Bjorkegren, Joshua Evan Blumenstock and Samsun Knight
Brown University, University of California, Berkeley and University of Toronto
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Heterogeneous Treatment Effects, targeting, Welfare

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How Important is the Yellow Pages? Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP14489
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Mar 2020
Jenny C Aker, Joshua Evan Blumenstock and Brian Dillon
Tufts University, University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University
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agriculture, mobile phones, Search costs, Small and medium enterprises, Tanzania, telephone directories