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

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Scholarly Papers (20)

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Citation 148

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

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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
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mobile money, Northern Ghana, savings, barriers

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

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

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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
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Markets, equilibrium, food crisis

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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
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education

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

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 - Blavatnik School of Government and Nova School of Business and Economics
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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 - Blavatnik School of Government and Nova School of Business and Economics
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voter education, political economy, cell phones, newspapers, randomized experiment, field experiment, Mozambique, Africa

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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
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agriculture, agriculture extension, information technology, program evaluation

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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)
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education, communication technology, cell-ed

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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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education, mobile phones, Niger

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

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
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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

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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
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West Africa, rice, food crisis, markets

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IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 52 - Information and Communication Technologies and Rural Youth

IFAD Research Series 52 (2019)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2020
Jenny C. Aker
Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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rural youth, communication, information technologies, digital finance, employment

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Field Experiments and Humanitarian Assistance

Forthcoming in World Development
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 10 Feb 2020
Georgetown University, Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, New York University (NYU) - New York University, Abu Dhabi and Wageningen University and Research (WUR)
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Cash Transfers, Congo, Field Experiments, Humanitarian Assistance, RCT

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Borders, Ethnicity and Trade

NBER Working Paper No. w15960
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 May 2010 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2023
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
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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
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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

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