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 |

This is the first in this year’s series of posts by PhD students on the job market. Reminder that submissions close this Wednesday at noon.   Good political institutions are thought to be…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

I recently read an interesting paper by David Atkin, Amit Khandewal and Adam Osman that looks at not only an intervention to get firms to export, but also the mechanism by which exporting helps…

Markus Goldstein |

This is the twelfth in our series of posts by students on the job market this year.

Development Impact Guest Blogger |

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 |

In the closing scene of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Police Commissioner Gordon tells his son that Batman is “the hero Gotham deserves but not the one it needs right now” (video). This…

Development Impact Guest Blogger |