When I started working on HIV, behavior change campaigns were quite in vogue.   The idea was if you bombarded folks with enough information, maybe even made them watch a movie or two, they would…

Markus Goldstein |

Blattman, Fiala, and Martinez (2018), which examines the nine-year effects of a group-based cash grant program for unemployed youth to start individual enterprises in skilled trades in Northern…

Berk Özler |

Across developing countries, only 63 percent of adults have a bank account, according to our friends over at the Findex.  And we’ve seen a couple of papers with targeted populations that suggest…

Markus Goldstein |

A fair number of governments in developing countries support agricultural subsidy programs.   One of the arguments for these subsidies is that there is some kind of market failure (information is…

Markus Goldstein |

Two weeks ago, I blogged about a new paper by Arielle Bernhardt and coauthors which looked at the idea that when women receive a cash infusion from a program, they may give it to their husbands to…

Markus Goldstein |

This is the tenth in our job market paper series this year. In developing countries, the high costs of credit along with varied impediments to saving, make it challenging for people to raise large…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

This is the ninth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year. In developing countries a large fraction of public and financial services are provided by NGOs and mediated by…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

Who in the household has decision making power over various things (kids going to school, health seeking behavior of individual members) either alone or jointly with someone else in the household…

Markus Goldstein |

Social networks affect all of our lives; the people we know influence what we're exposed to and the actions we take. Gaining weight? Blame your network. Got a job promotion? Thank your…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

As I procrastinate writing this post, it seems only fitting to take a look at a paper that takes a look at different commitment devices.
 

Markus Goldstein |