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

Ganesh Seshan, Dean Yang

NBER Working Paper No. 19805
Issued in January 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

(Previous title: "Transnational Household Finance.") Eilin Francis, Aakash Jayaprakash, Aminah Kandar, Jibin Koshy, Marlene Nang and Qazi Rashid provided invaluable research assistance. We are grateful for comments and suggestions from presentation participants at the Asian Development Bank, Bocconi University, National University of Singapore, University of Pittsburgh, Stockholm University, the 2012 International Migration Conference (Paris), the 2012 IPA/ADB Impact and Policy Conference, and the 2013 NBER Summer Institute (Development Economics Program). This study was made possible by two UREP awards (UREP 9-072-5-015 and UREP 4-7-11) from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of The Qatar Foundation). The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors. 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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