Development economists know that how husbands and wives make decisions affects many outcomes: savings, time use, and investment in education, health,

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

In the developing world, there is a lively debate surrounding how minimum wages affect jobs, poverty, and income distribution. To shed light on the issue in South Africa, Haroon Bhorat, Ravi…

Haroon Bhorat |

So say 87% of the respondents in a survey used by Dupas and Robinson in an interesting forthcoming paper on what happens when you help people get set up with bank accounts in Kenya. And, as we…

Markus Goldstein |

Does improved human capital empower girls?   An interesting paper by Willa Friedman, Michael Kremer, Ted Miguel, and Rebecca Thornton give us some insight into the answers.  

Markus Goldstein |