Dean Karlan

Northwestern University

2001 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60208

United States

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Scholarly Papers (13)

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, Harvard University - Department of Economics 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
Northwestern University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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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: 20 Posted: 12 Mar 2018
Dean Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 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
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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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
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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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: 55 Posted: 21 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 07 Feb 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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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: 16 Posted: 07 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 07 Feb 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

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
Samantha Horn and Dean Karlan
Northwestern University and Northwestern University
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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
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

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: 07 Apr 2020
Yale University, Northwestern University, Northwestern University and Pentecost University College, Accra
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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: 37 Posted: 09 Jun 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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Social Protection Amidst Social Upheaval: Examining the Impact of a Multi-Faceted Program for Ultra-Poor Households in Yemen

Buffett Institute Global Poverty Research Lab Working Paper No. 20-105
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jul 2020
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: 32 Posted: 28 Jul 2020
Northwestern University - Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 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: 58 Posted: 07 Aug 2019
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR), University of Exeter, Northwestern University, RAND Corporation and Dartmouth College
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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