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Universal Basic Incomes vs. Targeted Transfers: Anti-Poverty Programs in Developing Countries

Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken

NBER Working Paper No. 24939
Issued in August 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

Prepared for the Journal of Economic Perspectives. We thank Abhijit Banerjee, Amy Finkelstein and Rohini Pande for helpful comments and discussions on these issues, Tim Taylor and the editors of the JEP for helpful editorial suggestions, and Aaron Berman and Samuel Solomon for helpful research assistance. This research was supported by a grant from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Rema Hanna ----

Disclosure Statement for Rema Hanna

• The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also provides support to JPAL Southeast Asia. I am a board member of JPAL and co Scientific Director of JPAL Southeast Asia.

• I am a board member of J-PAL at MIT. J-PAL has no stake in the outcomes of any given evaluation results. However, J-PAL does have a position on what is considered a rigorous evaluation methodology.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Benjamin A. Olken ----

Disclosure Statement for Benjamin Olken

• The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade also provides support to JPAL Southeast Asia. I am Director of JPAL and co Scientific Director of JPAL Southeast Asia.

• I am a Director of J-PAL at MIT. J-PAL has no stake in the outcomes of any given evaluation results. However, J-PAL does have a position on what is considered a rigorous evaluation methodology.

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