Dean Yang

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Assistant Professor

440 Lorch Hall

611 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States

http://www.umich.edu/~deanyang/

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics

611 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (33)

1.

International Migration, Human Capital, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Exchange Rate Shocks

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series No. 3578, University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy Working Paper No. 02-011
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 24

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International migration, remittances, human capital, entrepreneurship, credit constraints, risk

Why Do Migrants Return to Poor Countries? Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Responses to Exchange Rate Shocks

Ford School of Public Policy Working Paper No. 04-003
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 03 Aug 2004
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 298 (79,574)
Citation 27

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International migration, intertemporal labor supply, credit constraints, exchange rate shocks, entrepreneurship, Asian financial crisis

Why Do Migrants Return to Poor Countries? Evidence from Philippine Migrants%U2019 Responses to Exchange Rate Shocks

NBER Working Paper No. w12396
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 27

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Commitments to Save: A Field Experiment in Rural Malawi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5748
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
affiliation not provided to SSRN, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 9

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Economic Theory & Research, Emerging Markets, Banks & Banking Reform, Debt Markets, Rural Poverty Reduction

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Citation 4

Experimental Approaches in Migration Studies

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5395
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 4

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Population Policies, Access to Finance, Remittances, Anthropology, Debt Markets

Experimental Approaches in Migration Studies

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5125
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Aug 2010
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 4

Abstract:

migration, remittances, experiment, identification, self-selection

Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

Ford School of Public Policy Working Paper Series No. 05-004
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Apr 2005
Dean Yang and HwaJung Choi
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan
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Citation 39

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Remittances, migration, insurance, risk, instrumental variables, rainfall, Philippines

Are Remittances Insurance? Evidence from Rainfall Shocks in the Philippines

The World Bank Economic Review, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 219-248, 2007
Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Dean Yang and HwaJung Choi
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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D81, F22, F32, O12, O15

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Integrity for Hire: An Analysis of a Widespread Program for Combating Customs Corruption

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Working Paper Series No. 2005-001
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 20 Jan 2005
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 6

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Corruption, crime, bribery, enforcement, tax evasion, customs

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Insurance, Credit, and Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4425
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Xavier Giné and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 182 (125,303)
Citation 13

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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Hazard Risk Management, Crops & Crop Management Systems

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Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Socioeconomic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 26 Feb 2006
Sharon Maccini and Dean Yang
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 170 (87,563)
Citation 44

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health, human capital, education, schooling, climate, Indonesia

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Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2001

Ford School of Public Policy Working Paper No. 2005-003
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Apr 2005
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 150 (150,874)
Citation 31

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Risk-sharing, insurance, official development assistance, foreign aid, remittances, foreign direct investment, international lending, natural disasters, hurricanes

Identification Strategy: A Field Experiment on Dynamic Incentives in Rural Credit Markets

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5438
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 2

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Access to Finance, Debt Markets, Bankruptcy and Resolution of Financial Distress, Microfinance, Economic Theory & Research

Identification Strategy: A Field Experiment on Dynamic Incentives in Rural Credit Markets

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 02 Jul 2010
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 2

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credit, microfinance, adverse selection, moral hazard, enforcement

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Can Enforcement Backfire? Crime Displacement in the Context of Customs Reform in the Philippines

University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy Working Paper No. 02-010
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 May 2004
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 12

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Crime, Enforcement, Crime displacement, Tax evasion, Taxation of international trade, Preshipment inspection

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Are Rural Road Investments Alone Sufficient to Generate Transport Flows? Lessons from a Randomized Experiment in Rural Malawi and Policy Implications

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5535
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Economics, Students, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Department of Economics, Innovations for Poverty Action and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics
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Transport Economics Policy & Planning, Transport in Urban Areas, Urban Transport, Markets and Market Access, Rural Roads & Transport

Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market:Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6041
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 1

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Labor Markets, Labor Policies, Population Policies, International Migration, Economic Theory & Research

Distortions in the International Migrant Labor Market: Evidence from Filipino Migration and Wage Responses to Destination Country Economic Shocks

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6498
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Apr 2012
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 30 (391,566)
Citation 1

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international migration, migrant demand, labor output elasticity, minimum wages

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Exporting and Firm Performance: Chinese Exporters and the Asian Financial Crisis

NBER Working Paper No. w14632
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 15 Jan 2009
University of Oxford, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS)
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Citation 17

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Temptation in Vote-Selling: Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Philippines

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4828
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 03 Jul 2014
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 61 (216,855)

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vote-selling, vote-buying, temptation, self-control, commitment, elections, political economy, Philippines

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International Migration, Remittances, and Household Investment: Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Exchange Rate Shocks

NBER Working Paper No. w12325
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 Jul 2006
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 55

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Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7057
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 39 (356,022)

Abstract:

Education for Development (superceded), Education For All, Financial Structures, Educational Populations, Remittances

Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8523
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Oct 2014
David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Abstract:

migration policy, remittances, return migration, impact evaluation

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Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Economic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall

NBER Working Paper No. W14031
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Jun 2008
Sharon Maccini and Dean Yang
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 28 (386,021)
Citation 43

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Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment

NOVAFRICA Working Paper No. 1302
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 25 Jan 2014
Catia Batista, Dan Silverman and Dean Yang
Faculdade de Economia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Economics Department and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 14 (478,183)

Abstract:

sharing, altruism, giving, dictator game, inter-household transfers, Mozambique

Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7629
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Oct 2013
Catia Batista, Dan Silverman and Dean Yang
Faculdade de Economia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Economics Department and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 11 (495,340)

Abstract:

sharing, altruism, giving, dictator game, inter-household transfers, Mozambique

Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w20605
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Oct 2014
Catia Batista, Dan Silverman and Dean Yang
Faculdade de Economia - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Economics Department and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Revising Commitments: Field Evidence on the Adjustment of Prior Choices

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6093
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Economics Department and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 2

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Economic Theory & Research, Debt Markets, Science Education, Scientific Research & Science Parks, Emerging Markets

Revising Commitments: Field Evidence on the Adjustment of Prior Choices

NBER Working Paper No. w18065
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 12 May 2012
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Economics Department and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Directing Remittances to Education with Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-The-Field Experiment and New Product Take-Up Among Filipino Migrants in Rome

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6896
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Sapienza Università di Roma, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Remittances, Tertiary Education, Access & Equity in Basic Education, Rural Development Knowledge & Information Systems, Debt Markets

Directing Remittances to Education with Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-The-Field Experiment and New Product Take-Up Among Filipino Migrants in Rome

NBER Working Paper No. w20839
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 12 Jan 2015
Sapienza Università di Roma, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002

NBER Working Paper No. w12794
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Dec 2006
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 21 (377,696)
Citation 35

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Motivating Migrants: A Field Experiment on Financial Decision-Making in Transnational Households

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jan 2014
Ganesh K. Seshan and Dean Yang
World Bank and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 17 (460,989)

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financial education, international migration, financial decision-making, savings, remittances, India, Qatar

Motivating Migrants: A Field Experiment on Financial Decision-Making in Transnational Households

NBER Working Paper No. w19805
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Jan 2014
Ganesh K. Seshan and Dean Yang
World Bank and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Facilitating Savings for Agriculture: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi

NBER Working Paper No. w20946
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 09 Feb 2015
Yale University - Economic Growth Center, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Channeling Remittances to Education: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador

NBER Working Paper No. w20262
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 30 Jun 2014
Kate Ambler, Diego Aycinena and Dean Yang
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Credit Market Consequences of Improved Personal Identification: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi

NBER Working Paper No. w17449
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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The Impact of Rainfall on Rice Output in Indonesia

NBER Working Paper No. w20302
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 24 Jul 2014
David I. Levine and Dean Yang
University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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International Migration, Remittances and Household Investment: Evidence from Philippine Migrants Exchange Rate Shocks

The Economic Journal, Vol. 118, Issue 528, pp. 591-630, April 2008
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Mar 2008
Dean Yang
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Citation 55
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Savings in Transnational Households: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador

NBER Working Paper No. w20024
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Apr 2014
Harvard Business School, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Institute of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Subsidies and the Persistence of Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Mozambique

NBER Working Paper No. w20465
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 08 Sep 2014
Michael Carter, Rachid Laajaj and Dean Yang
University of California, Davis, Université d'Auvergne - Clermont 1 and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Savings Defaults and Payment Delays for Cash Transfers: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7807
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 09 Sep 2016
Yale University - Economic Growth Center, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG), University of Maryland, Department of Economics and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines

NBER Working Paper No. w20759
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 22 Dec 2014
Emily Beam, David J. McKenzie and Dean Yang
National University of Singapore (NUS) - NUS Business School, World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Remittance Responses to Temporary Discounts: A Field Experiment Among Central American Migrants

NBER Working Paper No. w20522
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Sep 2014
Kate Ambler, Diego Aycinena and Dean Yang
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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