Dean Karlan

Northwestern University

2001 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60208

United States

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A Mega-Study of Text-Message Nudges Encouraging Patients to Get Vaccinated at their Pharmacy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 24 May 2021
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management, Students, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Geisinger Health System, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Operations & Information Management Department, Students, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Stanford University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, Geisinger Health System, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Marketing Area, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Carnegie Mellon University, Northwestern University, Harvard University, The Wharton School, Clarkson University–Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics ProgramGeisinger Health System, Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department, Geisinger Health System, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Arizona, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at West O'ahu, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
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vaccination, COVID-19, nudge, influenza, field experiment

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A Mega-Study of Text-Based Nudges Encouraging Patients to Get Vaccinated at an Upcoming Doctor’s Appointment

Rotman School of Management Working Paper No. 3780267, Columbia Business School Research Paper Forthcoming
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 19 Feb 2021 Last Revised: 05 May 2021
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania - Operations & Information Management Department, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management, Students, University of Pennsylvania, Geisinger Health System, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Yale School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of Management, Geisinger Health System, University of Toronto - Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, Harvard University - Department of Economics, The Wharton School, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business, Clarkson University–Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Bioethics ProgramGeisinger Health System, Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Geisinger Health System, University of Toronto - Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Arizona, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at West O'ahu, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department, University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology
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vaccination, COVID-19, nudge, influenza, field experiment

Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 18-101
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 19 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2020
Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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debt, moneylender, household finance

Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines

NBER Working Paper No. w24272
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2022
Northwestern University, University of Chicago and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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Consumer Protection for Financial Inclusion in Low and Middle Income Countries: Bridging Regulator and Academic Perspectives

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 20-110, When citing this paper, please use the following: Annual Review Financial Economics. 3, 2020: Submitted. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-financial-071020-012008
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2021
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Northwestern University, Innovations for Poverty Action, Innovations for Poverty Action and Dartmouth College
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household finance, consumer protection

Consumer Protection for Financial Inclusion in Low and Middle Income Countries: Bridging Regulator and Academic Perspectives

NBER Working Paper No. w28262
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Mar 2021 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2022
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Northwestern University, Innovations for Poverty Action, Innovations for Poverty Action and Dartmouth College
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Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 18-102
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 21 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Harvard College and Northwestern University
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development; poverty trap; social protection

Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor

NBER Working Paper No. w24271
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2022
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Harvard College and Northwestern University
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Dangers of a Double-Bottom Line: A Poverty Targeting Experiment Misses Both Targets

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 18-105
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2019
Dean Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dartmouth College
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corporate social responsibility, double-bottom line, multi-tasking, social business, poverty targeting, discrimination, microfinance, microcredit

Dangers of a Double-Bottom Line: A Poverty Targeting Experiment Misses Both Targets

NBER Working Paper No. w24379
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 11 Feb 2022
Dean Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dartmouth College
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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
University of California, Berkeley, University of Mannheim, 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: 27 Jun 2022
University of California, Berkeley, University of Mannheim, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and University of California, Berkeley
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Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 18-104, Yale ICF Working Paper No. 2018-06
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 26 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2020
Gharad Bryan, James J. Choi and Dean Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale School of Management and Northwestern University
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religion, economics, poverty, non-cognitive skills

Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w24278
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 21 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 04 May 2022
Gharad Bryan, James J. Choi and Dean Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale School of Management and Northwestern University
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Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 20-104
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 May 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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poverty, labor supply, income elasticity

Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags

NBER Working Paper No. w27314
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2022
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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Credit Building or Credit Crumbling? A Credit Builder Loan’s Effects on Consumer Behavior, Credit Scores and Their Predictive Power

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 19-104
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2020
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Exeter Business School - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, RAND Corporation and Dartmouth College
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subprime, thin file, credit scoring, screening, credit invisibles, household finance, consumer finance

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Good Identification, Meet Good Data

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 19-105
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 01 Oct 2020
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and Dartmouth College
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causal inference, data quality, research methods, survey design

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How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People's Donations to Fund Public Goods?

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 19-103
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 20 Aug 2020
Dean Karlan and John A. List
Northwestern University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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public goods, charitable fundraising, asymmetric information, matching grant

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Does the Invisible Hand Efficiently Guide Entry and Exit? Evidence from a Vegetable Market Experiment in India

Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 23-006
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Jul 2022
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Vancouver School of Economics and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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How Political Insiders Lose Out When International Aid Underperforms: Evidence from a Participatory Development Experiment in Ghana

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 20-103
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 30 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2020
Yale University, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and Pentecost University College
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participatory development; political economy; international aid; distributive politics

How Political Insiders Lose Out When International Aid Underperforms: Evidence from a Participatory Development Experiment in Ghana

NBER Working Paper No. w26930
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2022
Yale University, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and Pentecost University College, Accra
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Social Protection Amidst Social Upheaval: Examining the Impact of a Multi-Faceted Program for Ultra-Poor Households in Yemen

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 20-105
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2021
Northwestern University - Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Northwestern University
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conflict, social protection, poverty, transfer programs

Social Protection Amidst Social Upheaval: Examining the Impact of a Multi-Faceted Program for Ultra-Poor Households in Yemen

NBER Working Paper No. w27583
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 15 May 2022
Northwestern University - Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Northwestern University
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Big Loans to Small Businesses: Predicting Winners and Losers in an Entrepreneurial Lending Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w29311
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 27 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2022
Gharad Bryan, Dean Karlan and Adam Osman
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Does Lasting Behavior Change Require Knowledge Change? Evidence from Savings Interventions for Young Adults

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 20-109
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 15 Oct 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2021
Northwestern University, University of Exeter, Northwestern University and Dartmouth College
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financial education, financial literacy, financial access, savings

Intuitive Donating: Testing One-Line Solicitations for $1 Donations in a Large Online Experiment

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 18-103
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 07 Feb 2020
Samantha Horn and Dean Karlan
Northwestern University and Northwestern University
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charitable giving

Intuitive Donating: Testing One-Line Solicitations for $1 Donations in a Large Online Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w24327
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 21 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2021
Samantha Horn and Dean Karlan
Northwestern University and Northwestern University
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A Call for Structured Ethics Appendices in Social Science Papers

Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 21-101
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 25 May 2021
University of Ghana - Department of Finance, Northwestern University, University of Ghana and Northwestern University
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ethics, social science, human subject research, risk

A Call for Structured Ethics Appendices in Social Science Papers

NBER Working Paper No. w28393
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 30 Jan 2022
University of Ghana - Department of Finance, Northwestern University, University of Ghana and Northwestern University
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Mental Health Therapy as a Core Strategy for Increasing Human Capital: Evidence from Ghana

NBER Working Paper No. w29407
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 18 Nov 2021
Yale University, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, University of Ghana and Northwestern University
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Credit Building or Credit Crumbling? A Credit Builder Loan's Effects on Consumer Behavior, Credit Scores and Their Predictive Power

NBER Working Paper No. w26110
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 07 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 07 May 2022
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Exeter, Northwestern University, RAND Corporation and Dartmouth College
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Social Protection and Social Distancing During the Pandemic: Mobile Money Transfers in Ghana

NBER Working Paper No. w30309
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2022
Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Northwestern University
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Does Lasting Behavior Change Require Knowledge Change? Evidence from Savings Interventions for Young Adults

NBER Working Paper No. w28011
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 02 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 16 Jul 2022
Carnegie Mellon University, University of Exeter, Northwestern University and Dartmouth College
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Randomization for Causality, Ethnography for Mechanisms: Illiquid Savings for Liquor in an Autarkic Society

NBER Working Paper No. w29566
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2022
Ricardo Godoy, Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Brandeis University, Northwestern University and Dartmouth College
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Cooperation in the Commons: Community-Based Rangeland Management in Namibia

NBER Working Paper No. w29469
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 08 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2022
Utah State University, Innovations for Poverty Action, Utah State University, Columbia University, University of Exeter, Northwestern University, Utah State University and Utah State University
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Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 91, Issue 4, pp. 973-990, 2009
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Apr 2020
Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné and Dean Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics, World Bank and Northwestern University
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export crop, field experiment, food safety standards