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Under-Savers Anonymous: Evidence on Self-Help Groups and Peer Pressure as a Savings Commitment Device

Felipe Kast, Stephan Meier, Dina Pomeranz

NBER Working Paper No. 18417
Issued in September 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Alberto Abadie, Alberto Alesina, Nageeb Ali, John Beshears, Raj Chetty, Shawn Cole, David Cutler, Pascaline Dupas, Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln, Edward Glaeser, Jessica Goldberg, Daniel Hojman, Lakshmi Iyer, Sandy Jencks, Dean Karlan, Lawrence Katz, Michael Kremer, David Laibson, Josh Lerner, Dan Levy, Jeffrey Liebman, Stephan Litschig, Brigitte Madrian, Sendhil Mullainathan, Rohini Pande, Alvin Roth, Guy Stuart, Richard Zeckhauser and participants at various seminars and conferences for helpful comments and discussions. We are grateful to Fondo Esperanza, Banco Credichile and Microdatos for outstanding collaboration in the implementation process. This project would not have been possible without the generous support by the following institutions: the Ford Foundation, Banco Credichile, the Lab for Economic Applications and Policy (LEAP) at Harvard, the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Chazen Institute of International Business at Columbia Business School, the Columbia University CIBER, and the Russell Sage Foundation Small Grants Program. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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