Shawn Allen Cole

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field Road

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Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(1), 104-35, Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-116, FRB of New York Staff Report No. 373
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 09 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2013
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
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Citation 23

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Insurance, Household Finance, Trust, Liquidity Constraints, Financial Literacy, Economic Development

Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5504
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 101 (224,318)
Citation 23

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Financial Literacy, Debt Markets, Access to Finance, Emerging Markets, Labor Policies

Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India

IMF Working Paper No. 12/195
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Nov 2012
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 31 (406,054)
Citation 20

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Household Finance, Trust, Liquidity Constraints, Household Credit, Risk Management

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Smart Money: The Effect of Education on Financial Behavior

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-071
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2016
Shawn Allen Cole, Anna L. Paulson and Gauri Kartini Shastry
Harvard Business School, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of Virginia
Downloads 1,460 (7,205)

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‘Mobile’izing Agricultural Advice: Technology Adoption, Diffusion and Sustainability

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 13-047
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 03 May 2016
Shawn Allen Cole and A. Nilesh Fernando
Harvard Business School and Harvard University
Downloads 919 (12,357)

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Technology Adoption, Agricultural Extension, Informational Inefficiencies

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Prices or Knowledge? What Drives Demand for Financial Services in Emerging Markets?

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming, Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-117
Number of pages: 122 Posted: 09 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
Shawn Allen Cole, Thomas Sampson and Bilal Zia
Harvard Business School, Harvard University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Citation 11

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Banking and finance, financial institutions, field experiments, India, Indonesia, economic development, consumer finance, financial education

Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 13-001
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 06 Jul 2012
Shawn Allen Cole, Martin Kanz and Leora F. Klapper
Harvard Business School, World Bank and World Bank
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Citation 2

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loan officer incentives, banking, emerging markets

Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

Journal of Finance, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Apr 2014
Shawn Allen Cole, Martin Kanz and Leora F. Klapper
Harvard Business School, World Bank and World Bank
Downloads 109 (212,296)
Citation 2

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Loan officer incentives, banking, emerging markets

Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking:Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6146
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shawn Allen Cole, Martin Kanz and Leora F. Klapper
Harvard Business School, World Bank and World Bank
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Citation 2

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Debt Markets, Access to Finance, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Banks & Banking Reform, Microfinance

Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers

NBER Working Paper No. w19472
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 28 Sep 2013
Shawn Allen Cole, Martin Kanz and Leora F. Klapper
Harvard Business School, World Bank and World Bank
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Citation 2

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Unpacking the Causal Chain of Financial Literacy

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5798
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Allen Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Business School, University of California, Berkeley and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 295 (37,973)
Citation 2

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Financial Literacy, Education For All, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Access to Finance, Primary Education

How Does Risk Management Influence Production Decisions? Evidence from a Field Experiment

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6546
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Shawn Allen Cole, Xavier Giné and James I. Vickery
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 243 (104,561)

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Labor Policies, Insurance Law, Debt Markets, Non Bank Financial Institutions, Climate Change Economics

How Does Risk Management Influence Production Decisions? Evidence from a Field Experiment

FRB of New York Staff Report No. 692
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
Shawn Allen Cole, Xavier Giné and James I. Vickery
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Downloads 32 (401,612)

Abstract:

risk management, financial constraints

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Where Does it Go? Spending by the Financially Constrained

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 08-083
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2008
Shawn Allen Cole, John Thompson and Peter Tufano
Harvard Business School, H&R Block and University of Oxford - Said Business School
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Citation 3

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Understanding the Advice of Commissions-Motivated Agents: Evidence from the Indian Life Insurance Market

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 12-055
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2016
Santosh Anagol, Shawn Allen Cole and Shayak Sarkar
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Harvard Business School and Harvard University, Department of Economics
Downloads 239 (62,805)
Citation 3

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Can Gambling Increase Savings? Empirical Evidence on Prize-Linked Savings Accounts

Saïd Business School WP 2014-10,
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 May 2014 Last Revised: 14 Sep 2017
Shawn Allen Cole, Benjamin Charles Iverson and Peter Tufano
Harvard Business School, Brigham Young University and University of Oxford - Said Business School
Downloads 178 (87,642)

Abstract:

household finance, banking, savings, prize-linked savings, lottery

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Financial Development, Bank Ownership, and Growth: Or, Does Quantity Imply Quality?

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-002
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 11 Jul 2008
Shawn Allen Cole
Harvard Business School
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Citation 6

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Bad Advice: Explaining the Persistence of Whole Life Insurance

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Mar 2011
Santosh Anagol, Shawn Allen Cole and Shayak Sarkar
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Harvard Business School and Harvard University, Department of Economics
Downloads 146 (142,535)

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Do Voters Appreciate Responsive Governments? Evidence from Indian Disaster Relief

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-050
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 04 Oct 2008
Shawn Allen Cole, Andrew Healy and Eric Werker
Harvard Business School, Loyola Marymount University and Harvard Business School
Downloads 107 (201,808)
Citation 10

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Liability Structure in Small-Scale Finance: Evidence from a Natural Experimen

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5427
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Allen Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Business School, Yale University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 104 (211,257)
Citation 2

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Debt Markets, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Access to Finance, Microfinance, Deposit Insurance

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Fixing Market Failures or Fixing Elections? Agricultural Credit in India

Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 09-001
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 10 Jul 2008
Shawn Allen Cole
Harvard Business School
Downloads 99 (187,201)
Citation 15

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Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India

NBER Working Paper No. w11904
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 06 Feb 2006
Harvard Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 52 (330,213)
Citation 79

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Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5446
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Apr 2006
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Harvard Business School and The University of Texas at Austin
Downloads 36 (385,108)
Citation 79
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Computer aided education, India, program evaluation, remedial education

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Liability Structure in Small-Scale Finance: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2012
Shawn Allen Cole, Jeremy Shapiro, Fenella Carpena and Bilal Zia
Harvard Business School, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 70 (265,041)
Citation 2

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Microfinance, Loan Structure, Liability Structure, Group Liability, Information Asymmetries

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Debiasing on a Roll: Changing Gambling Behavior Through Experiential Learning

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7195
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Martin Abel, Shawn Allen Cole and Bilal Zia
Harvard University, Harvard Business School and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 25 (313,841)

Abstract:

Inequality, Educational Sciences

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The Abcs of Financial Education: Experimental Evidence on Attitudes, Behavior, and Cognitive Biases

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7413
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Fenella Carpena, Shawn Allen Cole, Jeremy Shapiro and Bilal Zia
University of California, Berkeley, Harvard Business School, Princeton University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
Downloads 25 (86,612)

Abstract:

Social Development & Poverty, Economics of Education

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Agricultural Insurance and Economic Development

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 9, pp. 235-262, 2017
Posted: 14 Aug 2017
Shawn Allen Cole and Wentao Xiong
Harvard Business School and Harvard University

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Banex and the 'No Pago' Movement (B)

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 211-102
Posted: 08 Mar 2012
Shawn Allen Cole and Baily Blair Kempner
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Banex and the 'No Pago' Movement (A)

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 211-092
Posted: 08 Mar 2012
Shawn Allen Cole and Baily Blair Kempner
Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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Social Finance, Inc.

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-055
Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard University

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China Life: Micro Insurance for the Poor

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-030
Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Shawn Allen Cole and Lilei Xu
Harvard Business School and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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UBS and Auction Rate Securities (B)

HBS Case No. 209-131, Harvard Business School Finance Unit
Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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UBS and Auction Rate Securities (A)

HBS Case No. 209-119, Harvard Business School Finance Unit
Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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UBS and Auction Rate Securities (C)

HBS Case No. 209-135, Harvard Business School Finance Unit
Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School and Harvard Business School

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BASIX

HBS Case No.: 207-099
Posted: 18 Sep 2008
Shawn Allen Cole
Harvard Business School

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