Robert Lensink

University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance

Professor

P.O. Box 800

9700 AH Groningen

Netherlands

Wageningen UR - Development Economics Group

Hollandseweg 1

WAGENINGEN, 6706 KN

Netherlands

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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1.

Outreach and Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink and Aljar Meesters
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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microfinance, outreach, efficiency, stochastic frontier analysis

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Financial Development and the Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 04 May 2009
Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink and Aljar Meesters
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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microfinance, financial development, SFA

Institutions and Bank Performance: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Feb 2007
Robert Lensink and Aljar Meesters
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Institutions, Efficiency, Stochastic Frontier Analysis, Banks

Institutions and Bank Performance: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis

Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 76, Issue 1, pp. 67-92, 2014
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 10 Jan 2014
Robert Lensink and Aljar Meesters
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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International Diversification and Microfinance

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Oct 2008
Rients Galema, Robert Lensink and Laura Spierdijk
Utrecht University - School of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen
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Microfinance, Spanning, International Diversification

International Diversification and Microfinance

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 05/2009-023
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Nov 2009
Rients Galema, Robert Lensink and Laura Spierdijk
Utrecht University - School of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen
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Bank Efficiency, Financial Depth, and Economic Growth

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 Sep 2009
Fordham University, Halle Institute for Economic Research, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Bank performance, economic growth, bank efficiency

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Does Conflict Affect Preferences? Results from Field Experiments in Burundi

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Mar 2010
Wageningen UR, United Nations University (UNU-MERIT), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Tilburg University - Department of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and Tilburg University - CentER & Department of Economics
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civil war, preferences, field experiments, Africa

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Risk Behaviour and Group Formation in Microcredit Groups in Eritrea

CREDIT Research Paper No. 03/02
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 14 May 2003
Robert Lensink and Habteab T. Mehrteab
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University Of Asmara
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Cash or Food Security through the Public Distribution System? Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Delhi, India

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Dec 2012
India Development Foundation, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi - India Development Foundation
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cash transfers, randomised controlled trial, food security, Asia, India

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Do Powerful CEOs Have an Impact on Microfinance Performance?

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Aug 2009
Rients Galema, Robert Lensink and Roy Mersland
Utrecht University - School of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Agder
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microfinance, corporate governance

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Does Aid Work? New Evidence from Recent Empirical Studies

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Niels Hermes and Robert Lensink
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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development aid, effectiveness, economic growth

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Delegated Monitoring and Moral Hazard in Underdeveloped Credit Markets

Number of pages: 23 Posted: 05 Feb 2007
Shubhashis Gangopadhyay and Robert Lensink
India Development Foundation and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Moral Hazard, Underdeveloped Credit Markets, Delegated Monitoring

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Does Group Affiliation Improve Firm Performance? The Case of Chinese State-Owned Firms

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Feb 2008
Huanjun Yu, Hans van Ees and Robert Lensink
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Groningen and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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China, Business groups, Evaluation methods, propensity score matching, treatment effects

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Determinants of Trade Credit Demand and Supply in the Tanzanian Rice Market: A Structural Modelling Approach

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Sep 2010
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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trade credit demand, trade credit supply, structural modelling approach, Tanzania

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Group Lending and the Role of the Group Leader: Theory and Evidence from Eritrea

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Feb 2007
Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink and Remco van Eijkel
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen
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group lending, group leader, moral hazard, monitoring, Eritrea

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Does the Group Leader Matter? The Impact of Monitoring Activities and Social Ties of Group Leaders on the Repayment Performance of Group-Based Lending in Eritrea

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Mar 2006
Niels Hermes, Robert Lensink and Habteab Teki Mehrteab
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen
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Group lending, repayment performance, monitoring, social ties, Eritrea

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Group Affiliation and Firm Risk: Evidence from Stock Returns on Indian Companies

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Feb 2005
Robert Lensink and Remco van der Molen
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Department of Finance & Accounting
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Business groups, risk, firm value, stock returns

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Collateral and the Debt Maturity Choice Under Asymmetric Information: A Signaling Model

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Feb 2005
Robert Lensink and Tra Pham
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Debt maturity, asymmetric information, signaling, collateral

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Do Reforms in Transition Economies Affect Foreign Bank Entry?

International Review of Finance, Vol. 3, pp. 213-232, September 2002
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 30 Dec 2004
Robert Lensink and Jakob de Haan
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Joint Liability Lending and the Peer Selection Effect

Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 506, pp. 1005-1015, October 2005
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 07 Dec 2005
India Development Foundation, London School of Economics (LSE) - Department of Economics and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Lending Policies of Informal, Formal and Semiformal Lenders: Evidence from Vietnam

Economics of Transition, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 181-209, April 2007
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Apr 2007
Thi Thu Tra Pham and Robert Lensink
University of Groningen - Department of Finance & Accounting and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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The Empirics of Microfinance: What Do We Know?

Economic Journal, Vol. 117, pp. F1-F10, February 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 03 Apr 2007
Niels Hermes and Robert Lensink
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Do Microfinance Institutions Benefit from Integrating Financial and Nonfinancial Services?

Applied Economics, Vol. 50, No. 21, 2018. Doi: abs/10.1080/00036846.2017.1397852
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Mar 2018
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, University of Agder, Can Tho University - School of Economics and Business Administration and University of Agder, School of Busines and Law, Students
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Microfinance ‘plus’, business development services, outreach, financial sustainability

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Is the Investment-Uncertainty Relationship Nonlinear? An Empirical Analysis for the Netherlands

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Apr 2005
Hong Bo and Robert Lensink
University of Groningen - Department of Economics and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Foreign Direct Investment: Flows, Volatility, and the Impact on Growth

Review of International Economics, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 478-493, August 2006
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 Jun 2006
Robert Lensink and Oliver Morrissey
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Nottingham - Development Economics
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Legal Restrictions and Investment Growth

Kyklos, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 575-600, November 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Oct 2007
Robert Lensink and Bert Scholtens
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Department of Finance & Accounting
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The Impact of Privatization on Firm Performance in a Transition Economy: The Case of Vietnam

Economics of Transition, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 349-389, April 2006
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 25 May 2006
Truong Dong Loc, Ger Lanjouw and Robert Lensink
University of Cantho - School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), University of Groningen - Department of International Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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The Impact of Work and Non‐Work Migration on Household Welfare, Poverty and Inequality

Economics of Transition, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 771-799, 2011
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Sep 2011
(NEU) National Economics University of Vietnam, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Migration, impact evaluation, poverty, inequality, Vietnam

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The Impact of Microcredit on Self‐Employment Profits in Vietnam

Economics of Transition, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 73-111, 2012
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Robert Lensink and Thi Thu Tra Pham
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Department of Finance & Accounting
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Microcredit, self‐employment profits, poverty reduction, Asia, Vietnam

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Liquidity Constraints and Willingness to Pay for Solar Lamps and Water Filters in Jakarta

The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 30, Issue 4, 2017
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Sep 2018
Robert Lensink, Tom Raster and Angelique Timmer
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and Ivy Foundation
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economics, microfinance, willingness to pay, water filters, solar lamps, BDM auction, Indonesia

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[Uptake, Use, and Impact of Islamic Savings: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Pakistan

Number of pages: 48
Syedah Ahmad, Robert Lensink and Annika Mueller
University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Islamic savings, Uptake, Usage, Impact, Religious speech, Account opening subsidy, Assistance; Encouragement Design; Pakistan; Women’s empowerment

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Effects of Index Insurance on Demand and Supply of Credit: Evidence from Ethiopia

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 102, Issue 5, pp. 1511-1531, 2020
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2020
Temesgen Belissa, Robert Lensink and Anne Winkel
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Credit Rationing, Ethiopia, Index Insurance; Smallholders

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Foreign Transfers and Tropical Deforestation: What Terms of Conditionality?

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 82, Issue 2, pp. 389-399, 2000
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
Daan van Soest and Robert Lensink
World Bank and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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conditionality, deforestation, foreign transfers, land allocation model, O130, Q230

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The Impact of Privatization on Firm Performance in a Transition Economy

Economics of Transition, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 349-389, 2006
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Apr 2019
Truong Dong Loc, Ger Lanjouw and Robert Lensink
University of Cantho - School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), University of Groningen - Department of International Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Vietnam, privatization, enterprise performance, efficiency

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Do Savings and Credit Institutions Reduce Vulnerability? New Evidence from Mexico

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 63, Issue 2, pp. 335-352, 2017
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 22 May 2017
University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, Colegio de Postgraduados and Wageningen University - Development Economics
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banking, BANSEFI, Mexico, microfinance, savings societies, vulnerability, welfare

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Trade Credit Use and Competition in the Value Chain

Economics of Transition, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 765-795, 2016
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Sep 2016
University of Groningen, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance, University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business and University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business
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Trade credit, competition, Vietnam

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Financial Literacy and Financial Behaviour: Experimental Evidence from Rural Rwanda

The Economic Journal, Vol. 126, Issue 594, pp. 1571-1599, 2016
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 28 Jul 2016
Aussi Sayinzoga, Erwin H. Bulte and Robert Lensink
University of Rwanda, Wageningen UR - Development Economics Group and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance
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Social and Financial Exclusion: The Role of Microfinance

Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, Vol. 3, December 2013
Posted: 18 Dec 2013
University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics, University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Business School, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and Polytechnic University of Marche - Faculty of Economics

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Microfinance, social exclusion, financial exclusion

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Do Powerful CEOs Determine Microfinance Performance?

Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 718-742, 2012
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 09 May 2012
Rients Galema, Robert Lensink and Roy Mersland
Utrecht University - School of Economics, University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance and University of Agder
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CEO power, governance, managerial discretion, microfinance, risk

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Foreign Transfers and Tropical Deforestation: What Terms of Conditionality?

Posted: 06 Nov 2000
Daan van Soest and Robert Lensink
Tilburg University - CentER & Department of Economics and University of Groningen - Department of Economics, Econometrics and Finance

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