Shawn Allen Cole

Harvard Business School

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Scholarly Papers (34)

1.

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
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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: 67 Posted: 23 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2020
Shawn Allen Cole and A. Fernando
Harvard Business School and University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics
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Technology Adoption, Agricultural Extension, Informational Inefficiencies

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

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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
Oslo Business School, Harvard Business School, University of California, Berkeley and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Financial Literacy, Education For All, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Access to Finance, Primary Education

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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, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Banking and finance, financial institutions, field experiments, India, Indonesia, economic development, consumer finance, financial education

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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: 21 Sep 2017
Shawn Allen Cole, Benjamin Charles Iverson and Peter Tufano
Harvard Business School, Brigham Young University and Harvard Business School
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household finance, banking, savings, prize-linked savings, lottery

What Do Impact Investors Do Differently?

Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 24-028
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 30 Sep 2022 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2024
Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Private Capital Research Institute, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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ESG, investing, private equity, socially responsible investment, venture capital

What Do Impact Investors Do Differently?

NBER Working Paper No. w31898
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 27 Nov 2023
Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Private Capital Research Institute, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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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
Oslo Business School, Harvard Business School, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Social Development & Poverty, Economics of Education

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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 University of California, Davis - School of Law
Downloads 557 (91,994)
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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
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Loan officer incentives, banking, emerging markets

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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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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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 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2023
Shawn Allen Cole, Martin Kanz and Leora F. Klapper
Harvard Business School, World Bank and World Bank
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The Project on Impact Investments' Impact Investment Database

Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Working Paper No. 20-117, Harvard Business School Finance Working Paper No. 20-117
Number of pages: 82 Posted: 28 Sep 2021
Cornell University, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Private Capital Research Institute, Harvard Business School - Finance Unit, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)
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impact investing

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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 Harvard Business School
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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 Philadelphia
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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 Philadelphia
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risk management, financial constraints

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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 University of California, Davis - School of Law
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Heuristics on Call: The Impact of Mobile Phone Based Business Management Advice

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 09 Feb 2022
Shawn Allen Cole, Mukta Joshi and Antoinette Schoar
Harvard Business School, ideas42 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Business training, micro-entrepreneurs, rules of thumb

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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 221 (253,146)
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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
Downloads 204 (272,638)
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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 University - Business School (HBS)
Downloads 196 (282,655)
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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 Last Revised: 13 Jul 2022
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
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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
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Computer aided education, India, program evaluation, remedial education

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Targeting, Personalization, and Engagement in an Agricultural Advisory Service

Number of pages: 61 Posted: 14 Aug 2023
Susan Athey, Shawn Allen Cole, Shanjukta Nath and S. Jessica Zhu
Stanford University, Harvard Business School, University of Georgia and Precision Agriculture for Developmen
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Recommendation Systems, Agricultural Extension Services, Agriculture, Causal Inference, Randomized Controlled Trials

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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
Oslo Business School, Harvard Business School, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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Debt Markets, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Access to Finance, Microfinance, Deposit Insurance

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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)
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Inequality, Educational Sciences

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Targeting Weather Insurance Markets

Journal of Risk and Insurance (forthcoming)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 14 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2020
Anita Mukherjee, Shawn Allen Cole and Jeremy Tobacman
Wisconsin School of Business, Harvard Business School and Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
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index insurance, self-insurance, labor markets, self-protection

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Long-Run Returns to Impact Investing in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

NBER Working Paper No. w27870
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 25 Feb 2023
Harvard Business School, World Bank, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and World Bank
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Field Comparisons of Incentive-Compatible Preference Elicitation Techniques

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 172, 2020
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Shawn Allen Cole, A. Fernando, Daniel Stein and Jeremy Tobacman
Harvard Business School, University of Notre Dame - Department of Economics, World Bank and Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
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Incentive-compatible elicitation, experimental methods, weather insurance, rainfall insurance, agricultural extension.

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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 (A)

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

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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 Kempner
Harvard Business School and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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Social Finance, Inc.

Harvard Business School Finance Case No. 212-055
Posted: 07 Mar 2012
Harvard Business School, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), 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 (A)

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

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UBS and Auction Rate Securities (B)

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