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Migration and Informal Insurance

Costas Meghir, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Corina D. Mommaerts, Melanie Morten

NBER Working Paper No. 26082
Issued in July 2019

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Pascaline Dupas, Andrew Foster, John Kennan, Ethan Ligon, Fabrizio Perri, Mark Rosen- zweig, Rob Townsend, and Alessandra Voena for comments. We also thank seminar participants at the 2014 IFS/CEAR Household Workshop, the 2015 SED meeting, the 2015 Barcelona Summer Workshop, the 8th International Conference on Migration and Development, the 2017 NBER Summer Institute, Princeton University, University of Namur, Paris School of Economics, Toulouse School of Economics, the University of Kansas, and the University of California, Berkeley. Costas Meghir thanks the Cowles Foundation and ISPS at Yale for financial support. Some of the computing for this project was performed on the Sherlock cluster. We would like to thank Stanford University and the Stanford Research Computing Center for pro- viding computational resources and support that contributed to these research results. Any errors are our own. 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 Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak ----

Mobarak's salary is paid by Yale University, and he has received other income from the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, and the International Growth Centre at LSE during the period that this research was conducted. None of these organizations have any material interests in the results of this research. He has consulted with Evidence Action, whose program "No Lean Season" is based on the research described in this paper. Evidence Action did not see the results of the paper, or have any opportunity to review, edit or comment on the results of this research.

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