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Dean Karlan

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NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliations: Northwestern University and CEPR

NBER Working Papers and Publications

June 2020Does Poverty Change Labor Supply? Evidence from Multiple Income Effects and 115,579 Bags
with Abhijit Banerjee, Hannah Trachtman, Christopher R. Udry: w27314
April 2020How Political Insiders Lose Out When International Aid Underperforms: Evidence from a Participatory Development Experiment in Ghana
with Kate Baldwin, Christopher R. Udry, Ernest Appiah: w26930
July 2019Credit Building or Credit Crumbling? A Credit Builder Loan’s Effects on Consumer Behavior, Credit Scores and Their Predictive Power
with Jeremy Burke, Julian Jamison, Kata Mihaly, Jonathan Zinman: w26110
March 2018Dangers of a Double-Bottom Line: A Poverty Targeting Experiment Misses Both Targets
with Adam Osman, Jonathan Zinman: w24379
February 2018Intuitive Donating: Testing One-Line Solicitations for $1 Donations in a Large Online Experiment
with Samantha Horn: w24327
Unpacking a Multi-Faceted Program to Build Sustainable Income for the Very Poor
with Abhijit Banerjee, Robert Darko Osei, Hannah Trachtman, Christopher Udry: w24271
Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines
with Sendhil Mullainathan, Benjamin N. Roth: w24272

Published: Dean Karlan & Sendhil Mullainathan & Benjamin N. Roth, 2019. "Debt Traps? Market Vendors and Moneylender Debt in India and the Philippines," American Economic Review: Insights, vol 1(1), pages 27-42. citation courtesy of

Randomizing Religion: The Impact of Protestant Evangelism on Economic Outcomes
with Gharad T. Bryan, James J. Choi: w24278
September 2016Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services
with Jake Kendall, Rebecca Mann, Rohini Pande, Tavneet Suri, Jonathan Zinman: w22633
July 2016Banking the Unbanked? Evidence From Three Countries
with Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson, Diego Ubfal: w22463

Published: Pascaline Dupas & Dean Karlan & Jonathan Robinson & Diego Ubfal, 2018. "Banking the Unbanked? Evidence from Three Countries," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol 10(2), pages 257-297. citation courtesy of

April 2015The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana
with James Berry, Menno Pradhan: w21068

Published: James Berry & Dean Karlan & Menno Pradhan, 2018. "The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana," World Development, vol 102, pages 71-89. citation courtesy of

March 2015Pricing and Marketing Household Financial Services in Developing Countries
with Jonathan Zinman NBER Reporter 2015 number 1
February 2015The Catch-22 of External Validity in the Context of Constraints to Firm Growth
with Greg Fischer: w20971

Published: Greg Fischer & Dean Karlan, 2015. "The Catch-22 of External Validity in the Context of Constraints to Firm Growth," American Economic Review, vol 105(5), pages 295-299. citation courtesy of

Unshrouding Effects on Demand for a Costly Add-on: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey
with Sule Alan, Mehmet Cemalcılar, Jonathan Zinman: w20956
October 2014Saving for a (not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali
with Lori Beaman, Bram Thuysbaert: w20600
August 2014Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali
with Lori Beaman, Bram Thuysbaert, Christopher Udry: w20387
May 2014To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda
with Greg Fischer, Margaret McConnell, Pia Raffler: w20170
Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs
with Julian C. Jamison, Jonathan Zinman: w20135
April 2014The Effect of Effectiveness: Donor Response to Aid Effectiveness in a Direct Mail Fundraising Experiment
with Daniel H. Wood: w20047

Published: Karlan, Dean & Wood, Daniel H., 2017. "The effect of effectiveness: Donor response to aid effectiveness in a direct mail fundraising experiment," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 66(C), pages 1-8. citation courtesy of

January 2014Loose Knots: Strong versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda
with Leigh L. Linden: w19863
Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco
with Manuela Angelucci, Jonathan Zinman: w19827

Published: Manuela Angelucci & Dean Karlan & Jonathan Zinman, 2015. "Microcredit Impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 7(1), pages 151-82, January. citation courtesy of

December 2013Follow the Money: Methods for Identifying Consumption and Investment Responses to a Liquidity Shock
with Adam Osman, Jonathan Zinman: w19696

Published: Dean Karlan, Adam Osman, Jonathan Zinman, Follow the money not the cash: Comparing methods for identifying consumption and investment responses to a liquidity shock, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 121, 2016, Pages 11-23, ISSN 0304-3878, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2015.10.009.

November 2013Targeting ultra-poor households in Honduras and Peru
with Bram Thuysbaert: w19646

Published: Dean Karlan & Bram Thuysbaert, 2019. "Targeting Ultra-Poor Households in Honduras and Peru," The World Bank Economic Review, vol 33(1), pages 63-94. citation courtesy of

September 2013Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?
with Santosh Anagol, Alvin Etang: w19437

Published: Santosh Anagol & Alvin Etang & Dean Karlan, 2017. "Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 65(4), pages 583-618. citation courtesy of

June 2013Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco
with Manuela Angelucci, Jonathan Zinman: w19119
Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico
with Jonathan Zinman: w19106

Published: Dean Karlan & Jonathan Zinman, 2019. "Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Credit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico," The Review of Economic Studies, vol 86(4), pages 1704-1746. citation courtesy of

Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive mHealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda
with Julian C. Jamison, Pia Raffler: w19107

Published: Mixed-Method Evaluation of a Passive mHealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda Julian C. Jamison, Dean Karlan, Pia Raffler Vol 9, Issue 3 Fall 2013 > Jamison

February 2013Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers’ Sexual Education? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia
with Alberto Chong, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Martin Valdivia: w18776

Published: Alberto Chong & Marco Gonzalez-Navarro & Dean Karlan & Martín Valdivia, 2020. "Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers’ Sexual Education? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia," The World Bank Economic Review, vol 34(2), pages 371-392.

Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali
with Lori A. Beaman, Bram Thuysbaert, Christopher R. Udry: w18778

Published: Lori Beaman & Dean Karlan & Bram Thuysbaert & Christopher Udry, 2013. "Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 381-86, May. citation courtesy of

October 2012Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints
with Robert Darko Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Christopher Udry: w18463

Published: Dean Karlan & Robert Osei & Isaac Osei-Akoto & Christopher Udry, 2014. "Agricultural Decisions after Relaxing Credit and Risk Constraints," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 129(2), pages 597-652. citation courtesy of

August 2012Hoping to Win, Expected to Lose: Theory and Lessons on Micro Enterprise Development
with Ryan Knight, Christopher Udry: w18325
March 2012A Personal Touch: Text Messaging for Loan Repayment
with Melanie Morten, Jonathan Zinman: w17952
How Can Bill and Melinda Gates Increase Other People's Donations to Fund Public Goods?
with John A. List: w17954
Referrals: Peer Screening and Enforcement in a Consumer Credit Field Experiment
with Gharad T. Bryan, Jonathan Zinman: w17883

Published: Gharad Bryan & Dean Karlan & Jonathan Zinman, 2015. "Referrals: Peer Screening and Enforcement in a Consumer Credit Field Experiment," American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, vol 7(3), pages 174-204. citation courtesy of

February 2012Behind the GATE Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training
with Robert W. Fairlie, Jonathan Zinman: w17804

Published: Robert W. Fairlie & Dean Karlan & Jonathan Zinman, 2015. "Behind the GATE Experiment: Evidence on Effects of and Rationales for Subsidized Entrepreneurship Training," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 7(2), pages 125-61, May. citation courtesy of

January 2012Hey Look at Me: The Effect of Giving Circles on Giving
with Margaret A. McConnell: w17737

Published: Karlan, Dean & McConnell, Margaret A., 2014. "Hey look at me: The effect of giving circles on giving," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 106(C), pages 402-412. citation courtesy of

December 2011Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes
with Alberto Chong, Ana L. De La O, Leonard Wantchekon: w17679
October 2011List Randomization for Sensitive Behavior: An Application for Measuring Use of Loan Proceeds
with Jonathan Zinman: w17475

Published: Karlan, Dean S. & Zinman, Jonathan, 2012. "List randomization for sensitive behavior: An application for measuring use of loan proceeds," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 98(1), pages 71-75. citation courtesy of

July 2010Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving
with Margaret McConnell, Sendhil Mullainathan, Jonathan Zinman: w16205

Published: Dean Karlan & Margaret McConnell & Sendhil Mullainathan & Jonathan Zinman, 2016. "Getting to the Top of Mind: How Reminders Increase Saving," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 62(12), pages 3393-3411, December. citation courtesy of

June 2006Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence From a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment
with John A. List: w12338

Published: Dean Karlan & John A. List, 2007. "Does Price Matter in Charitable Giving? Evidence from a Large-Scale Natural Field Experiment," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(5), pages 1774-1793, December. citation courtesy of

 
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