Dean S. Karlan

Yale University

Box 208269

New Haven, CT 06520-8269

United States

Innovations for Poverty Action

1731 Connecticut Ave, 4th floor

New Haven, CT 20009

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

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Cambridge, MA 02139

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National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 May 2006
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
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media, newspapers, voting, information, public opinion, field experiment

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Microfinance Games

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 936
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 28 Jun 2006
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Yale University and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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microfinance, group lending, information asymmetries, contract theory, experimental economics

Microfinance Games

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3959
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Yale University and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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Banks&Banking Reform, Insurance&Risk Mitigation, Financial Intermediation, Social Accountability, Civic Participation and Corporate Governance

Microfinance Games

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3959
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Yale University and New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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Banks & Banking Reform, Insurance & Risk Mitigation, Financial Intermediation, Social Accountability, Civic Participation and Corporate Governance

Microfinance Games

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3959
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Xavier Giné, Pamela Jakiela and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland and Yale University
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Banks&Banking Reform, Insurance&Risk Mitigation, Financial Intermediation, Social Accountability, Civic Participation and Corporate Governance

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Teaching Entrepreneurship: Impact of Business Training on Microfinance Clients and Institutions

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 941, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 108
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Jul 2006
Dean S. Karlan and Martin Valdivia
Yale University and Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)
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entrepreneurship, microfinance, business training, business skills, adult education

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What's Advertising Content Worth? Evidence from a Consumer Credit Marketing Field Experiment

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 968, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 58
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 24 Jan 2009
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Yale University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Princeton University and Dartmouth College
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economics of advertising, economics & psychology, behavioral economics, cues, microfinance

What's Psychology Worth? A Field Experiment in the Consumer Credit Market

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 918
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Yale University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Princeton University and Dartmouth College
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Behavioral economics, psychology, microfinance, marketing, field experiment, credit markets

What's Psychology Worth? A Field Experiment in the Consumer Credit Market

NBER Working Paper No. w11892
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 18 Jan 2006 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2010
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Yale University, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Princeton University and Dartmouth College
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The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 100, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1010
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Feb 2012
Miriam Bruhn, Dean S. Karlan and Antoinette Schoar
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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enterprise growth, entrepreneurship, managerial capital

The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6508
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Miriam Bruhn, Dean S. Karlan and Antoinette Schoar
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Access to Finance, E-Business, Microfinance, Economic Theory & Research, Business in Development

The Impact of Consulting Services on Small and Medium Enterprises: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mexico

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8887
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Miriam Bruhn, Dean S. Karlan and Antoinette Schoar
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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enterprise growth, entrepreneurship, managerial capital

The Effect of Effectiveness: Donor Response to Aid Effectiveness in a Direct Mail Fundraising Experiment

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1038, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 130
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2015
Dean S. Karlan and Daniel H. Wood
Yale University and Federal Trade Commission
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aid effectiveness, charitable fundraising, warm glow, pure altruism

The Effect of Effectiveness: Donor Response to Aid Effectiveness in a Direct Mail Fundraising Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w20047
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Apr 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Daniel H. Wood
Yale University and Federal Trade Commission
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The Effect of Effectiveness: Donor Response to Aid Effectiveness in a Direct Mail Fundraising Experiment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9941
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Daniel H. Wood
Yale University and Federal Trade Commission
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aid effectiveness, charitable fundraising, pure altruism, warm glow

Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 24 Aug 2013
Santosh Anagol, Alvin Etang and Dean S. Karlan
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and Yale University
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Savings, Investment, Profits, Livestock, Labor Markets

Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1031, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 122
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2014
Santosh Anagol, Alvin Etang and Dean S. Karlan
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and Yale University
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savings, investment, profits, livestock, labor markets

Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?

NBER Working Paper No. w19437
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 20 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
Santosh Anagol, Alvin Etang and Dean S. Karlan
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and Yale University
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Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9639
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Sep 2013
Santosh Anagol, Alvin Etang and Dean S. Karlan
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business - Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Yale University - Economic Growth Center and Yale University
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Investment, Labor markets, Livestock, Profits, Savings

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Elasticities of Demand for Consumer Credit

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 926
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Nov 2005
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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credit markets, microfinance, demand elasticity, development finance, maturity

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Group Versus Individual Liability: Long Term Evidence from Philippine Microcredit Lending Groups

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 61, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 970
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 21 May 2009 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2014
Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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microfinance, group lending, group liability, joint liability, social capital, microenterprises, informal economies, access to finance

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Using Experimental Economics to Measure Social Capital and Predict Financial Decisions

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 909
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 Apr 2005
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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trust game, experimental economics, microfinance

Group Versus Individual Liability: A Field Experiment in the Philippines

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 111
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Dean S. Karlan and Xavier Giné
Yale University and World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)
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microfinance, group lending, group liability, joint liability, social capital, microenterprises

Group Versus Individual Liability: A Field Experiment in the Philippines

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4008
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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Banks & Banking Reform, Knowledge Economy, Banking Law, Education for the Knowledge Economy, Contract Law

Group Versus Individual Liability: A Field Experiment in the Philippines

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6193
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 May 2008
Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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Group liability, informal economies, joint liability, micro-enterprises, microfinance, social capital

Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 13
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 May 2006
Dean S. Karlan and John A. List
Yale University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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charitable giving, fundraising, matching grants, altruism, contingent valuation method

Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w12338
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 14 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2010
Dean S. Karlan and John A. List
Yale University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Female Empowerment: Impact of a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 949, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 106
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Dec 2006
Nava Ashraf, Dean S. Karlan and Wesley Yin
Harvard Business School, Yale University and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Savings, microfinance, female empowerment, household decision making, commitment

Female Empowerment: Impact of a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6195
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 May 2008
Nava Ashraf, Dean S. Karlan and Wesley Yin
Harvard Business School, Yale University and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Commitment, female empowerment, household decision making, microfinance, savings

Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries with a Consumer Credit Field Experiment

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 911, Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 109
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 May 2005
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Information asymmetries, field experiment, adverse selection, moral hazard, development finance, credit markets, microfinance

Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries with a Consumer Credit Field Experiment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6182
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 20 May 2008
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Adverse selection, credit markets, development finance, field experiment, Information asymmetries, microfinance, moral hazard

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Household Decision Making and Savings Impacts: Further Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 939
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jun 2006
Nava Ashraf, Dean S. Karlan and Wesley Yin
Harvard Business School, Yale University and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Savings, microfinance, female empowerment, household decision making, commitment

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Cairo Evaluation Clinic: Thoughts on Randomized Trials for Evaluation of Development

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 973, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 65
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 01 Jul 2009
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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program evaluation, randomized control trial

Savings By and For the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1027, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 118
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2014
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Savings, Randomized Evaluation, Poverty

Savings by and for the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 346
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 13 Dec 2013
Dean S. Karlan, Aishwarya Ratan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Savings, Randomized Evaluation, Poverty

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Tying Odysseus to the Mast: Evidence from a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 917
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Nava Ashraf, Dean S. Karlan and Wesley Yin
Harvard Business School, Yale University and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Savings, commitment, hyperbolic preferences, microfinance, development economics, program evaluation, field experiment, self-control

Business Training for Microfinance Clients: How it Matters and for Whom?

Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network Working Paper No. PMMA-2008-11
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2014
Martin Valdivia, Dean S. Karlan and Verónica Frisancho
Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE), Yale University and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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microfinance, business training, adult education

Business Training for Microfinance Clients: How It Matters and for Whom?

PEP Working Paper Series 2008-11
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 May 2018 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2018
Verónica Frisancho, Dean S. Karlan and Martin Valdivia
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Yale University and Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)
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microfinance, business training, adult education

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Social Connections and Group Banking

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 913
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jun 2005
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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Microfinance, group lending, informal savings, social capital

Social Connections and Group Banking

Economic Journal, Vol. 117, No. 517, pp. F52-F84, February 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Apr 2007
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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Social Connections and Group Banking

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6194
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 20 May 2008
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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Group lending, informal savings, microfinance, social capital

Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 988, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 82
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Jul 2010
Yale University, Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Dartmouth College
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Intertemporal Consumer Choice, Savings, Attention

Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 27 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2010
Yale University, Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Dartmouth College
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Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving

Netspar Discussion Paper No. 04/2010-022
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Aug 2010
Yale University, Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Dartmouth College
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Intertemporal Consumer Choice, Savings, Attention

Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving

NBER Working Paper No. w16205
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 26 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2010
Yale University, Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Dartmouth College
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Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7907
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jul 2010
Yale University, Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Dartmouth College
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attention, Intertemporal Consumer Choice, savings

Win Some Lose Some? Evidence From a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1026, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 117
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 07 Jun 2013
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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microcredit, microcredit impact, microentrepreneurship, Compartamos Banco

Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 330
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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microcredit; microcredit impact; microentrepreneurship; Compartamos Banco

Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7439
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 22 Jun 2013
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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microcredit, microcredit impact, microentrepreneurship, Compartamos Banco

Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

NBER Working Paper No. w19119
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9506
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 21 Jun 2013
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Compartamos Banco, microcredit, microcredit impact, microentrepreneurship

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1019, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 110
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 02 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2013
Yale University, University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and Northwestern University
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agriculture, insurance markets, credit markets, risk, underinvestment, misallocation

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 310
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Mar 2013
Yale University, University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and Northwestern University
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agriculture, insurance markets, credit markets, risk, underinvestment, misallocation

Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints

NBER Working Paper No. w18463
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 20 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 16 Oct 2014
Yale University, University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana - Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and Northwestern University
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Group Versus Individual Liability: A Field Experiment from the Philippines

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 940
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Jul 2006
Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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microfinance, group liability, joint liability, social capital, micro-enterprises, informal economies

Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4477
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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Crops & Crop Management Systems, Access to Finance, Economic Theory & Research, Banks & Banking Reform

Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya

Harvard Business School NOM Working Paper No. 08-065, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 967, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 56
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 12 Feb 2008
Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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Field Experiment, Export Crop, Food Safety Standards

Finding Missing Markets (and a Disturbing Epilogue): Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7133
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Feb 2009
Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University
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Export Crop, Field Experiment, Food safety standards

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, November 2009
Posted: 08 Oct 2009
Nava Ashraf, Xavier Giné and Dean S. Karlan
Harvard Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and Yale University

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Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive mHealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1025, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 116
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Jun 2013
Julian C. Jamison, Dean S. Karlan and Pia Raffler
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Yale University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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information technology for development, mhealth, ICT4D, sexual health

Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive Mhealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda

NBER Working Paper No. w19107
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
Julian C. Jamison, Dean S. Karlan and Pia Raffler
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Yale University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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Deposit Collectors

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 930
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 08 Dec 2005
Nava Ashraf, Dean S. Karlan and Wesley Yin
Harvard Business School, Yale University and University of Chicago - Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies
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Savings behavior, microfinance, field experiment, savings mobilization, deposit collector

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Credit Elasticities in Less-Developed Economies: Implications for Microcredit

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 110
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Commitment Contracts

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 73, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 980
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Oct 2009
Gharad Bryan, Dean S. Karlan and Scott Nelson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students
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Consumer/household economics, institutional and behavioral economics

Expanding Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 108, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 956
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 30 Apr 2007
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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access to credit, microfinance, consumer loans

Expanding Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6407
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 20 May 2008
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Consumer credit, credit impact and microfinance

Expanding Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts

Review of Financial Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 433-464, 2009
Posted: 25 Jan 2010
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College

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D12, D14, G21, I32

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To Deceive or Not to Deceive: The Effect of Deception on Behavior in Future Laboratory Experiments

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 18
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Jun 2006
Julian C. Jamison, Dean S. Karlan and Laura Schechter
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Yale University and University of Wisconsin at Madison - Agricultural and Applied Economics
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laboratory experimental methods, experimental economics, deception, psychology and economics, laboratory selection effects

Expanding Microenterprise Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts in Manila

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 68, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 976
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2010
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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microfinance, microcredit, microentreprenuership, risk sharing, formal and informal

Expanding Microenterprise Credit Access: Using Randomized Supply Decisions to Estimate the Impacts in Manila

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7396
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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formal finance, informal finance, microcredit, microentreprenuership, microfinance, risk sharing

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Borrow Less Tomorrow: Behavioral Approaches to Debt Reduction

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 15 May 2012
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services

HKS Working Paper No. RWP16-037
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 Sep 2016
Yale University, University of Washington, CSE, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Dartmouth College
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Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services

NBER Working Paper No. w22633
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 07 May 2018
Yale University, University of Washington, CSE, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Dartmouth College
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Behind the GATE Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 95
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2012
Dean S. Karlan, Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics and Dartmouth College
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Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Program evaluation, Unemployment insurance, Small and medium enterprise, Job training, Entrepreneurship training, Labor supply

Behind the Gate Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4960
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 30 Sep 2014
Robert W. Fairlie, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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entrepreneurship, training, random experiment, evaluation, self-employment

Behind the Gate Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8367
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 16 Aug 2014
Robert W. Fairlie, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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entrepreneurship, training, random experiment, evaluation, self-employment

Behind the Gate Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

NBER Working Paper No. w17804
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 03 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
Robert W. Fairlie, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Behind the GATE Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Sep 2015
Robert W. Fairlie, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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entrepreneurship, training, random experiment, self-employment

Behind the Gate Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8823
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Robert W. Fairlie, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of California, Santa Cruz - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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climate coalitions, climate policy, free riding, game theory

37.

Put Your Money Where Your Butt is: A Commitment Contract for Smoking Cessation

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4985
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Xavier Giné, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Tobacco Use and Control, Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Disease Control & Prevention, Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Adolescent Health

Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1024, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 115
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Jul 2013
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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microcredi, interest rates, interest rate policy, interest rate elasticities

Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 331
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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credit, microcredit

Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico

NBER Working Paper No. w19106
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 08 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9503
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 12 Jun 2013
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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interest rate elasticities, interest rate policy, interest rates, microcredit

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Adaptive Experimental Design Using the Propensity Score

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 969, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 59
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 30 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2009
Jinyong Hahn, Keisuke Hirano and Dean S. Karlan
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts - Department of Economic and Yale University
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experimental design, propensity score, efficiency bound

Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 94, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1005
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Feb 2012
University of Ottawa, Yale University, Yale University and Princeton University
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Corruption, Accountability, Elections, Voting, Information

Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w17679
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2011
University of Ottawa, Yale University, Yale University and Princeton University
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Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8790
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Jan 2012
University of Ottawa, Yale University, Yale University and Princeton University
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Accountability, Corruption, Elections, Information, Voting

Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1040, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 132
Number of pages: 127 Posted: 11 May 2014
Dean S. Karlan, Julian C. Jamison and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development) and Dartmouth College
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financial education, financial literacy, financial access, savings, youth savings, microsaving

Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs

NBER Working Paper No. w20135
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 May 2014 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2014
Julian C. Jamison, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Follow the Money: Methods for Identifying Consumption and Investment Responses to a Liquidity Shock

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1034, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 126
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Nov 2013
Dean S. Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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loan use, consumption, investment, liquidity constraint, liquidity shock, fungibility, microcredit

Follow the Money: Methods for Identifying Consumption and Investment Responses to a Liquidity Shock

NBER Working Paper No. w19696
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2014
Dean S. Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Follow the Money: Methods for Identifying Consumption and Investment Responses to a Liquidity Shock

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9773
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Dec 2013
Dean S. Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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consumption, fungibility, investment, liquidity constraint, liquidity shock, loan use, microcredit, microenterprise

Banking the Unbanked? Evidence from Three Countries

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 29 Jul 2016
Yale University, Stanford University, University of California, Santa Cruz and Bocconi University
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financial access, savings, banking, micro-finance, field experiment, multicountry, Uganda, Malawi, Chile

Banking the Unbanked? Evidence from Three Countries

NBER Working Paper No. w22463
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Aug 2016
Stanford University, Yale University, University of California, Santa Cruz and Bocconi University
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Banking the Unbanked? Evidence from Three Countries

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11420
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 01 Aug 2016
Stanford University, Yale University, University of California, Santa Cruz and Bocconi University
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financial access; savings; banking; micro-finance; field experiment; multicountry; Uganda; Malawi; Chile

Targeting Ultra-Poor Households in Honduras and Peru

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1033, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 125
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 09 Nov 2013
Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Yale University and University of Ghent
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poverty targeting, participatory wealth rankings, proxy means tests

Targeting Ultra-Poor Households in Honduras and Peru

NBER Working Paper No. w19646
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Yale University and University of Ghent
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Targeting Ultra-Poor Households in Honduras and Peru

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9740
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Nov 2013
Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Yale University and University of Ghent
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participatory wealth rankings, poverty targeting, proxy means tests

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When Curiosity Kills the Profits: An Experimental Examination

UC Berkeley XLab Working Paper No. XL05-004
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 May 2005
Julian C. Jamison and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development) and Yale University
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First-price auctions, experiments, value of information, common knowledge, ambiguity

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1048, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 141
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Apr 2015
Dean S. Karlan, James Berry and Menno Prasad Pradhan
Yale University, Cornell University - Department of Economics and VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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financial literacy; youth finance; savings

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 15-043/V
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Apr 2015
James Berry, Dean S. Karlan and Menno Prasad Pradhan
Cornell University - Department of Economics, Yale University and VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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financial literacy, youth finance, savings

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana

NBER Working Paper No. w21068
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Apr 2015
James Berry, Dean S. Karlan and Menno Prasad Pradhan
Cornell University - Department of Economics, Yale University and VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10529
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Apr 2015
James Berry, Dean S. Karlan and Menno Prasad Pradhan
Cornell University - Department of Economics, Yale University and VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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financial literacy, savings, youth finance

To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1041, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 133
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 May 2014 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2014
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University, Harvard University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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subsidies, health, pricing, learning

To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 387
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 26 Jun 2015
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University, Harvard University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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subsidies; health; pricing; learning

To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

NBER Working Paper No. w20170
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University, Harvard University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali

Papers and Proceedings, May 2013, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 111, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1020
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University, University of Ghent and Northwestern University
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returns to fertilizer, agricultural economics

Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1014, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 105
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 11 Sep 2012
Dean S. Karlan, Ryan Knight and Christopher Udry
Yale University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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entrepreneurship, credit constraints, business training, consulting, managerial capital

Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development

NBER Working Paper No. w18325
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
Dean S. Karlan, Ryan Knight and Christopher Udry
Yale University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9100
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 28 Sep 2012
Dean S. Karlan, Ryan Knight and Christopher Udry
Yale University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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business training;, consulting, credit constraints, entrepreneurship, managerial capital

Hey Look at Me: The Effect of Giving Circles on Giving

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 96, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1006
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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prosocial behavior, experiments, voluntary contributions, social image

Hey Look at Me: The Effect of Giving Circles on Giving

NBER Working Paper No. w17737
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2012
Dean S. Karlan and Margaret McConnell
Yale University and Harvard University
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Hey Look at Me: The Effect of Giving Circles on Giving

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8785
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 31 Jan 2012
Dean S. Karlan and Margaret McConnell
Yale University and Harvard University
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experiments, prosocial behavior, social image, voluntary contributions

Ambiguous Solicitation: Ambiguous Prescription

Williams College Economics Department Working Paper No. 2009-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 01 Apr 2009
University of Toronto - Department of Economics, World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Williams College - Department of Economics and Yale University
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Laboratory experimental methods, Experimental economics, Laboratory selection effects

Ambiguous Solicitation: Ambiguous Prescription

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 51, Issue 1, pp. 1002-1011, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Nov 2012
University of Toronto - Department of Economics, World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Williams College - Department of Economics and Yale University
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How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People’s Donations to Fund Public Goods?

Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 101
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 28 Mar 2012
Dean S. Karlan and John A. List
Yale University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Public goods, Charitable fundraising, Asymmetric information, Matching grant

How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People’s Donations to Fund Public Goods?

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 292
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Jul 2012
Dean S. Karlan and John A. List
Yale University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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public goods, charitable fundraising, asymmetric information, matching grant

How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People's Donations to Fund Public Goods?

NBER Working Paper No. w17954
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 31 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2012
Dean S. Karlan and John A. List
Yale University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12653
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Yale 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

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Self‐Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1042, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 135
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2015
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University, University of Ghent and Northwestern University
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credit markets, agriculture, returns to capital

Loose Knots: Strong versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1037, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 16 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 26 May 2016
Dean S. Karlan and Leigh L. Linden
Yale University and The University of Texas at Austin
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Commitment Savings, Micro-Savings, Educational Resources, School Participation

Loose Knots: Strong Versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7901
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Leigh L. Linden
Yale University and The University of Texas at Austin
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commitment savings, micro-savings, educational resources, school participation

Loose Knots: Strong Versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

NBER Working Paper No. w19863
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 31 Jan 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Leigh L. Linden
Yale University and The University of Texas at Austin
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Loose Knots: Strong Versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9832
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Leigh L. Linden
Yale University and The University of Texas at Austin
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Commitment Savings, Educational Resources, Micro-Savings, School Participation

Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12810
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 26 Mar 2018
Gharad Bryan, James J. Choi and Dean S. Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale School of Management and Yale University
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economics, poverty, religion

Saving for a (Not So) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1043, Yale Economics Department Working Paper No. 136
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 Oct 2014
Lori A. Beaman, Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University and University of Ghent
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Micro‐savings, Savings groups impact

Saving for a (Not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali

NBER Working Paper No. w20600
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2014
Lori A. Beaman, Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University and University of Ghent
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Saving for a (Not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10206
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Oct 2014
Lori A. Beaman, Dean S. Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University and University of Ghent
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micro-savings, savings groups impact

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(Ineffective) Messages to Encourage Recycling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Peru

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6548
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
University of Ottawa, Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Water and Industry, Environmental Economics & Policies, Housing & Human Habitats, Knowledge for Development, E-Business

A Personal Touch: Text Messaging for Loan Repayment

Yale University Dept. of Economics Working Paper No. 102
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Dean S. Karlan, Melanie Morten and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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microcredit, microfinance, randomized evaluation, development finance

A Personal Touch: Text Messaging for Loan Repayment

NBER Working Paper No. w17952
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 31 Mar 2012
Yale University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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You Can Pick Your Friends, But You Need to Watch Them: Loan Screening And Enforcement in a Referrals Field Experiment

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Mar 2012
Dean S. Karlan, Jonathan Zinman and Gharad Bryan
Yale University, Dartmouth College and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics
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Information asymmetries, credit market failures, peer networks, social capital, social networks

The Catch-22 of External Validity in the Context of Constraints to Firm Growth

Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1045
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 15 Feb 2015
Greg Fischer and Dean S. Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Yale University
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validity, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship training

The Catch-22 of External Validity in the Context of Constraints to Firm Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w20971
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 02 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2015
Greg Fischer and Dean S. Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Yale University
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The Catch-22 of External Validity in the Context of Constraints to Firm Growth

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10431
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Feb 2015
Greg Fischer and Dean S. Karlan
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics and Yale University
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entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship training, external validity

Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-On: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey

Economics Department Working Paper No. 138, Yale University Economic Growth Center Discussion Paper No. 1044
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2016
University of Essex - Department of Economics, Yapi Kredi Bank A.S., Yale University and Dartmouth College
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contingent charges, deceptive advertising, transaction-linked credit, small-dollar loans, consumer banking, retail banking, deposit accounts

Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-On: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey

NBER Working Paper No. w20956
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Feb 2015
University of Essex, University of Essex - Department of Economics, Yapi Kredi Bank A.S., Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-On: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10414
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 17 Feb 2015
University of Essex - Department of Economics, Yapi Kredi Bank A.S., Yale University and Dartmouth College
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advertising, consumer banking, contingent charges, deposit accounts, habit formation, limited attention, retail banking, salience

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Self‐Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 377
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jun 2015
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University, University of Ghent and Northwestern University
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credit markets; agriculture; returns to capital

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Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Microenterprise Development

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 312
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Mar 2013
Dean S. Karlan, Ryan Knight and Christopher Udry
Yale University, Yale University and Northwestern University
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entrepreneurship, credit constraints, business training, consulting, managerial capital

Intuitive Donating: Testing One-Line Solicitations for $1 Donations in a Large Online Experiment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12714
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 20 Feb 2018
Samantha Horn and Dean S. Karlan
Northwestern University and Yale University
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Charitable Giving

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Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers’ Sexual Education? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia

NBER Working Paper No. w18776
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Feb 2013
University of Ottawa, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Yale University and Grupo de Analisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE)
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Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

NBER Working Paper No. w19827
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Jan 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2014
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9811
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Manuela Angelucci, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
University of Michigan - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Compartamos Banco, microcredit, microcredit impact, microentrepreneruship

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Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive Health Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 332
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 08 Dec 2013
Julian C. Jamison, Dean S. Karlan and Pia Raffler
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development), Yale University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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Health, SMS, text message, health care

Referrals: Peer Screening and Enforcement in a Consumer Credit Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w17883
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 27 Oct 2014
Gharad Bryan, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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You Can Pick Your Friends, But You Need to Watch Them: Loan Screening and Enforcement in a Referrals Field Experiment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8857
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Mar 2012
Gharad Bryan, Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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credit market failures, Information asymmetries, peer networks, social capital, social networks

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Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

NBER Working Paper No. w20387
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University, University of Ghent and Northwestern University
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List Randomization for Sensitive Behavior: An Application for Measuring Use of Loan Proceeds

NBER Working Paper No. w17475
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2014
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali

NBER Working Paper No. w18778
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Feb 2013
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University, University of Ghent and Northwestern University
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Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9340
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Northwestern University - Department of Economics, Yale University, University of Ghent and Northwestern University
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agricultural economics, returns to fertilizer

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Credit Elasticities in Less-Developed Economies: Implications for Microfinance

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 6071
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 29 Jun 2007
Dean S. Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University and Dartmouth College
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Microfinance

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Dangers of a Double-Bottom Line: A Poverty Targeting Experiment Misses Both Targets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12838
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Apr 2018
Dean S. Karlan, Adam Osman and Jonathan Zinman
Yale University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dartmouth College
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Corporate social responsibility, discrimination, double-bottom line, microcredit, Microfinance, Multi-tasking, poverty targeting, social business

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Survivor: Three Principles of Economics Lessons as Taught by a Reality Television Show

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 May 2017
Dean S. Karlan
Yale University
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Behavioral economics, Game theory, preferences, Survivor

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Savings by and for the Poor: A Research Review and Agenda

Review of Income and Wealth, Vol. 60, Issue 1, pp. 36-78, 2014
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Feb 2014
Yale University, Yale University and Dartmouth College
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poverty, randomized evaluation, savings

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How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People's Donations to Fund Public Goods?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8922
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 Apr 2012
Dean S. Karlan and John A. List
Yale University and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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asymmetric information, charitable fundraising, matching grant, public goods

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Crop Price Indemnified Loans for Farmers: A Pilot Experiment in Rural Ghana

Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 37-55, 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Yale University, Tufts University - Department of Economics, Tufts University - Department of Economics and Northwestern University
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Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12666
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 05 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2018
Dean S. Karlan, Sendhil Mullainathan and Benjamin Roth
Yale University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Harvard Business School
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debt, household finance, moneylender

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Banking the Unbanked: Evidence from Three Countries

Center for Global Development Working Paper No. 440
Posted: 10 Dec 2016
Stanford University, Yale University, University of California, Santa Cruz and Bocconi University

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financial access, savings, banking, microfinance, field experiment, multi-country, Uganda, Malawi; Chile

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Candy Elasticity: Halloween Experiments on Public Political Statements

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 54, Issue 1, pp. 543-547, 2016
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Nov 2015
Julian C. Jamison and Dean S. Karlan
World Bank eMBeD (Mind, Behavior, and Development) and Yale University
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Evaluating Microsavings Programs: Green Bank of the Philippines (A)

Harvard Business School NOM Unit Case No. 909-062
Posted: 19 Mar 2012
Nava Ashraf, Dean S. Karlan, Wesley Yin and Marc Shotland
Harvard Business School, Yale University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)

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Access to Finance

NYU Wagner Research Paper No. 2011-03
Posted: 27 Jun 2011
Jonathan Morduch and Dean S. Karlan
New York University (NYU) - Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Yale University

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Microfinance, Microcredit, Microinsurance, Credit, Savings, Insurance, Behavioral economics, financial intermediation, economic growth, randomized controlled trials

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Commitment Devices

Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 2, pp. 671-698, 2010
Posted: 18 Oct 2010
Gharad Bryan, Dean S. Karlan and Scott Nelson
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Economics, Yale University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics, Students

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Get-Out-The-Vote Phone Calls: Does Quality Matter?

American Politics Research, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 353-369, 2009
Posted: 22 May 2010
Shang E. Ha and Dean S. Karlan
Brooklyn College - CUNY and Yale University

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field experiments, political behavior, turnout, voting, get-out-the-vote (GOTV), phone banks

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Do Modern Forms of Human Capital Matter in Primitive Economies? Comparative Evidence from Bolivia

Economics of Education Review, Vol. 24, 45-53 , 2005
Posted: 15 May 2008
Brandeis University, Yale University and University of Pittsburgh - Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

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Economic development, Economic impact, Human capital, Rate of return