Christopher R Udry

  • 2952 Citations
1990 …2019
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Research Interests

Focuses on rural economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current research examines technological change, risk and financial markets, gender and households, property rights, psychological well-being and economic decision-making and a variety of other aspects of rural economic organization.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Yale University

… → 1991

Economics, BA, Swarthmore College

… → 1981

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Grants 2018 2019

gender role
secondary school
labor market
social responsibility
agricultural production
research approach

Research Output 1990 2017

8 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of savings groups on the lives of the poor

Karlan, D., Savonitto, B., Thuysbaert, B. & Udry, C., Mar 21 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 12, p. 3079-3084 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nonprofit Organizations
Rural Population
141 Citations (Scopus)

A multifaceted program causes lasting progress for the very poor: Evidence from six countries

Banerjee, A., Duflo, E., Goldberg, N., Karlan, D., Osei, R., Parienté, W., Shapiro, J., Thuysbaert, B. & Udry, C., May 15 2015, In : Science. 348, 6236, 1260799.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Training Support
Sexual Partners
Health Education
Health Services
13 Citations (Scopus)

Consulting and capital experiments with microenterprise tailors in Ghana

Karlan, D., Knight, R. & Udry, C., Oct 1 2015, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 118, p. 281-302 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Financial Markets, Investment and Productivity in African Agriculture

Udry, C. R., 2015, Africa at the Fork in the Road: Taking Off or Disappointment Once Again?. Zedillo, E., Cattaneo, O. & Wheeler, H. (eds.). Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, p. 485-494 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter