African Successes Project Archive

w20784 Esther Duflo
Pascaline Dupas
Michael Kremer

Education, HIV, and Early Fertility: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

w20763 Richard Akresh
German Daniel Caruso
Harsha Thirumurthy

Medium-Term Health Impacts of Shocks Experienced In Utero and After Birth: Evidence from Detailed Geographic Information on War Exposure

w20605 Catia Batista
Dan Silverman
Dean Yang

Directed Giving: Evidence from an Inter-Household Transfer Experiment

w20600 Lori Beaman
Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert

Saving for a (not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali

w20513 Stelios Michalopoulos
Elias Papaioannou

On the Ethnic Origins of African Development Chiefs and Pre-colonial Political Centralization

w20469 Roger Bate
Ginger Zhe Jin
Aparna Mathur
Amir Attaran

Poor Quality Drugs and Global Trade: A Pilot Study

w20465 Michael R. Carter
Rachid Laajaj
Dean Yang

Subsidies and the Persistence of Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Mozambique

w20387 Lori Beaman
Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert
Christopher Udry

Self-Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali

w20327 Kenneth Lee
Eric Brewer
Carson Christiano
Francis Meyo
Edward Miguel
Matthew Podolsky
Javier Rosa
Catherine Wolfram

Barriers to Electrification for "Under Grid" Households in Rural Kenya

w20218 Günther Fink
B. Kelsey Jack
Felix Masiye

Seasonal Credit Constraints and Agricultural Labor Supply: Evidence from Zambia

w20216 Patrick Francois
Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

The Dictator's Inner Circle

w20188 Dani Rodrik
An African Growth Miracle?

w20170 Greg Fischer
Dean Karlan
Margaret McConnell
Pia Raffler

To Charge or Not to Charge: Evidence from a Health Products Experiment in Uganda

w20135 Julian C. Jamison
Dean Karlan
Jonathan Zinman

Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs

w20092 Daron Acemoglu
Isaías N. Chaves
Philip Osafo-Kwaako
James A. Robinson

Indirect Rule and State Weakness in Africa: Sierra Leone in Comparative Perspective

w20077 Margaret S. McMillan
Kenneth Harttgen

What is driving the 'African Growth Miracle'?

w19929 Amar Hamoudi
Duncan Thomas

Endogenous Co-residence and Program Incidence: South Africa's Old Age Pension

w19863 Dean Karlan
Leigh L. Linden

Loose Knots: Strong versus Weak Commitments to Save for Education in Uganda

w19825 Raymond P. Guiteras
B. Kelsey Jack

Incentives, Selection and Productivity in Labor Markets: Evidence from Rural Malawi

w19756 Taryn Dinkelman
Mitigating Long-run Health Effects of Drought: Evidence from South Africa

w19702 Sarah A. Janzen
Michael R. Carter

After the Drought: The Impact of Microinsurance on Consumption Smoothing and Asset Protection

w19673 Isaías N. Chaves
Stanley L. Engerman
James A. Robinson

Reinventing the Wheel: The Economic Benefits of Wheeled Transportation in Early British Colonial West Africa

w19607 David Lam
Cally Ardington
Nicola Branson
Murray Leibbrandt

Credit Constraints and the Racial Gap in Post-Secondary Education in South Africa

w19603 Emilio Depetris-Chauvin
David N. Weil

Malaria and Early African Development: Evidence from the Sickle Cell Trait

w19494 Gianmarco León
Edward Miguel

Transportation Choices and the Value of Statistical Life

w19479 Sarah J. Baird
Ephraim Chirwa
Jacobus de Hoop
Berk Özler

Girl Power: Cash Transfers and Adolescent Welfare. Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Experiment in Malawi

w19398 Robin Burgess
Remi Jedwab
Edward Miguel
Ameet Morjaria
Gerard Padró i Miquel

The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya

w19312 Jennifer M. Meredith
Jonathan Robinson
Sarah Walker
Bruce Wydick

Keeping the Doctor Away: Experimental Evidence on Investment in Preventative Health Products

w19264 Pascaline Dupas
Jonathan Robinson

Daily Needs, Income Targets and Labor Supply: Evidence from Kenya

w19245 Margaret S. McMillan
William A. Masters
Harounan Kazianga

Disease Control, Demographic Change and Institutional Development in Africa

w19107 Julian C. Jamison
Dean Karlan
Pia Raffler

Mixed Method Evaluation of a Passive mHealth Sexual Information Texting Service in Uganda

w18971 Peter Boone
Ila Fazzio
Kameshwari Jandhyala
Chitra Jayanty
Gangadhar Jayanty
Simon Johnson
Vimala Ramachandrin
Filipa Silva
Zhaoguo Zhan

The Surprisingly Dire Situation of Children's Education in Rural West Africa: Results from the CREO Study in Guinea-Bissau (Comprehensive Review of Education Outcomes)

w18953 Jeremy Greenwood
Philipp Kircher
Cezar Santos
Michèle Tertilt

An Equilibrium Model of the African HIV/AIDS Epidemic

w18833 Debopam Bhattacharya
Pascaline Dupas
Shin Kanaya

Estimating the Impact of Means-tested Subsidies under Treatment Externalities with Application to Anti-Malarial Bednets

w18778 Lori A. Beaman
Dean Karlan
Bram Thuysbaert
Christopher R. Udry

Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali

w18770 Philip Osafo-Kwaako
James A. Robinson

Political Centralization in Pre-Colonial Africa

w18691 Daron Acemoglu
Tristan Reed
James A. Robinson

Chiefs: Elite Control of Civil Society and Economic Development in Sierra Leone

w18683 Ann E. Harrison
Justin Yifu Lin
L. Colin Xu

Explaining Africa's (Dis)advantage

w18539 Victor A.B. Davies
Sylvain Dessy

The Political Economy of Government Revenues in Post-Conflict Resource-Rich Africa: Liberia and Sierra Leone

w18424 Ilia Rainer
Francesco Trebbi

New Tools for the Analysis of Political Power in Africa

w18378 James Habyarimana
William Jack

State vs Consumer Regulation: An Evaluation of Two Road Safety Interventions in Kenya

w18368 Katherine Casey
Rachel Glennerster
Edward Miguel

Healing the Wounds: Learning from Sierra Leone's Post-war Institutional Reforms

w18289 Janvier D. Nkurunziza
Léonce Ndikumana
Prime Nyamoya

The Financial Sector in Burundi

w18226 Nicholas Wilson
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Reproductive Behavior in Zambia

w18118 Emilie Caldeira
Martial Foucault
Grégoire Rota-Graziosi

Does Decentralization Facilitate Access to Poverty-Related Services? Evidence from Benin

w18080 Edward Kutsoati
Randall Morck

Family Ties, Inheritance Rights, and Successful Poverty Alleviation: Evidence from Ghana

w18030 Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan
Bent E. Sorensen

Misallocation, Property Rights, and Access to Finance: Evidence from Within and Across Africa

w18013 Franklin Allen
Elena Carletti
Robert Cull
Jun Qian
Lemma Senbet
Patricio Valenzuela

Resolving the African Financial Development Gap: Cross-Country Comparisons and a Within-Country Study of Kenya

w17902 Diego A. Comin
An Exploration of Luxury Hotels in Tanzania

w17865 Damien de Walque
William H. Dow
Carol Medlin
Rose Nathan

Stimulating Demand for AIDS Prevention: Lessons from the RESPECT Trial

w17851 Pascaline Dupas
Sarah Green
Anthony Keats
Jonathan Robinson

Challenges in Banking the Rural Poor: Evidence from Kenya's Western Province

w17801 Jeremy D. Foltz
Ursula T. Aldana
Paul Laris

The Sahel's Silent Maize Revolution: Analyzing Maize Productivity in Mali at the Farm-level

w17785 Richard Akresh
Damien de Walque
Harounan Kazianga

Alternative Cash Transfer Delivery Mechanisms: Impacts on Routine Preventative Health Clinic Visits in Burkina Faso

w17764 Sebastian Edwards
Is Tanzania a Success Story? A Long Term Analysis

w17129 Isaac Mbiti
David N. Weil

Mobile Banking: The Impact of M-Pesa in Kenya

w16902 Radha Iyengar
Giulia Ferrari

Comparing Economic and Social Interventions to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence: Evidence from Central and Southern Africa

w16890 Lisa D. Cook
Were the Nigerian Banking Reforms of 2005 A Success ... And for the Poor?

w16821 Rafael La Porta
Andrei Shleifer

The Unofficial Economy in Africa

w16813 Yaw Nyarko
The Returns to the Brain Drain and Brain Circulation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Some Computations Using Data from Ghana

w16661 Murray Leibbrandt
James Levinsohn

Fifteen Years On: Household Incomes in South Africa

w16623 Lawrence Edwards
Robert Z. Lawrence

AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions

w16616 Dimitrios Batzilis
Taryn Dinkelman
Emily Oster
Rebecca Thornton
Deric Zanera

New cellular networks in Malawi: Correlates of service rollout and network performance

w16610 Nathan Nunn
Nancy Qian

The Determinants of Food Aid Provisions to Africa and the Developing World

w16597 William Easterly
Ariell Reshef

African Export Successes: Surprises, Stylized Facts, and Explanations

w16569 Jeffrey A. Frankel
Mauritius: African Success Story

w16552 Jorge Braga de Macedo
Luís Brites Pereira

Cape Verde and Mozambique as Development Successes in West and Southern Africa

w16481 Steven Block
The Decline and Rise of Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1961

w16069 Nava Ashraf
Günther Fink
David N. Weil

Evaluating the Effects of Large Scale Health Interventions in Developing Countries: The Zambian Malaria Initiative

w16001 Mary Hallward-Driemeier
Gita Khun-Jush
Lant Pritchett

Deals versus Rules: Policy Implementation Uncertainty and Why Firms Hate It

w15863 Douglas Gollin
Richard Rogerson

Agriculture, Roads, and Economic Development in Uganda

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