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Dean Karlan

Northwestern University
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

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
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
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
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
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

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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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