Jenny C. Aker

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Assistant Professor, Development Economics

Medford, MA 02155

United States

Center for Global Development

Non-Resident Fellow

2055 L St. NW

5th floor

Washington, DC 20036

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

18

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Citation 15

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 211
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Jenny C. Aker and Isaac M. Mbiti
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 15

Abstract:

Mobile Phones and Economic Development in Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 211
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 19 Aug 2010
Jenny C. Aker and Isaac M. Mbiti
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 172 (138,040)
Citation 15

Abstract:

economic development, mobile phones, cell phones, sub-Saharan Africa, technology, economic growth, low-income countries, economics, development, investment

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Does Digital Divide or Provide? The Impact of Cell Phones on Grain Markets in Niger

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 154
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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Citation 13

Abstract:

Niger, West Africa, markets, technology, cell phones, Africa, Information, Information Technology, Market Performance, Search Costs, Niger

3.

Droughts, Grain Markets and Food Crisis in Niger

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2013
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Downloads 340 (61,714)

Abstract:

Markets, equilibrium, food crisis

4.

Social Networks and Household Welfare in Tanzania: Working Together to Get Out of Poverty

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Jun 2007
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Downloads 201 (104,717)

Abstract:

development, growth, identification, inequality, networks, social capital, trust

5.

Can Mobile Money Be Used to Promote Savings? Evidence from Northern Ghana

SWIFT Institute Working Paper No. 2012-003
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Feb 2013
Jenny C. Aker and Kimberley Wilson
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Tufts University
Downloads 145 (101,518)

Abstract:

mobile money, Northern Ghana, savings, barriers

6.

ABC, 123: The Impact of a Mobile Phone Literacy Program on Educational Outcomes

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of Oxford and University of California, Davis - Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Downloads 133 (134,541)

Abstract:

education

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Zap It to Me: The Short-Term Impacts of a Mobile Cash Transfer Program

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 268
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Abstract:

Africa, cash transfers, intra-household bargaining, information technology, mobile money

Is Information Power? Using Mobile Phones and Free Newspapers During an Election in Mozambique

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Jenny C. Aker, Paul Collier and Pedro C. Vicente
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and New University of Lisbon - Nova School of Business and Economics
Downloads 47 (326,806)

Abstract:

voter education, political economy, cell phones, newspapers, randomized experiment, field experiment, Mozambique, Africa

Is Information Power? Using Mobile Phones and Free Newspapers During an Election in Mozambique

NOVAFRICA Working Paper Series No. 1304
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Jenny C. Aker, Paul Collier and Pedro C. Vicente
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of Oxford - Department of Economics and New University of Lisbon - Nova School of Business and Economics
Downloads 29 (392,673)

Abstract:

voter education, political economy, cell phones, newspapers, randomized experiment, field experiment, Mozambique, Africa

9.

Cash or Coupons? Testing the Impacts of Cash versus Vouchers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 320
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 30 Mar 2013
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Downloads 64 (202,220)
Citation 1

Abstract:

cash transfers, in-kind transfers, consumption, Democratic Republic of Congo, impact evaluation

10.

Rainfall Shocks, Markets, and Food Crises: Evidence from the Sahel

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 157
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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Abstract:

Markets, food crisis, Africa, climate change, vector autoregressive model

11.

Dial 'A' for Agriculture: A Review of Information and Communication Technologies for Agricultural Extension in Developing Countries

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 269
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Oct 2011
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Downloads 37 (324,109)
Citation 1

Abstract:

agriculture, agriculture extension, information technology, program evaluation

Are Borders Barriers? The Impact of International and Internal Ethnic Borders on Agricultural Markets in West Africa

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 208
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 19 Oct 2010
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Swarthmore College - Economics Department and Lehigh University - Department of Economics
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Citation 1

Abstract:

Food, Agriculture

Are Borders Barriers? The Impact of International and Internal Ethnic Borders on Agricultural Markets in West Africa

Posted: 22 Jul 2010
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Swarthmore College - Economics Department and Lehigh University - Department of Economics

Abstract:

Africa, border effects, agriculture, regression discontinuity design

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West African Experience with the World Rice Crisis, 2007-2008

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 242
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Apr 2011
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Center for Global Development and Harvard University - Department of Economics
Downloads 30 (318,354)

Abstract:

West Africa, rice, food crisis, markets

Mobile Phone Coverage and Producer Markets: Evidence from West Africa

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6986
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jenny C. Aker and Marcel Fafchamps
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Stanford University - Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Downloads 19 (445,841)

Abstract:

Document Management & Policies, Information and Records Management, Library Management, Biotechnology, Innovation, Information Architecture, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Technology Innovation, Competitiveness and Competition Policy, Information Policy & Strategy, Document Management, Technology Industry, Science Policies, Science Education, Science Mathematics and Technology, Competition Policy, Library Management & Policies, Scientific Information & Communications Technologies, Information Policy, Document & Information Identifiers, General Technology

15.

Learning Without Teachers? A Randomized Experiment of a Mobile Phone-Based Adult Education Program in Los Angeles

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 368
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 25 Jun 2014
University of Oxford, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Downloads 16 (382,556)

Abstract:

education, communication technology, cell-ed

16.

Borders, Ethnicity and Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w15960
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 May 2010
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Swarthmore College - Economics Department and Lehigh University - Department of Economics
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Citation 1

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Call Me Educated: Evidence from a Mobile Monitoring Experiment in Niger

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 406
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Jun 2015
Jenny C. Aker and Christopher Ksoll
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and University of Oxford
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Abstract:

education, mobile phones, Niger

18.

Comparing Cash and Voucher Transfers in a Humanitarian Context: Evidence from the Democratic Republic of Congo

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7469
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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Abstract:

Economic Assistance, Services & Transfers to Poor, Access of Poor to Social Services, Disability