Dean Spencer Karlan

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Research Interests

His research focuses on microeconomic issues of poverty, typically employing experimental methodologies and behavioral economics insights to examine what works, what does not, and why in interventions in sustainable income generation for those in poverty, household and entrepreneurial finance, health behavior, and charitable giving.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 2002

Business, MBA, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

… → 1997

Public Policy, MPP, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

… → 1997

Foreign Affairs, BA, University of Virginia

… → 1990

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microfinance Social Sciences
savings Social Sciences
Philippines Social Sciences
impact analysis Social Sciences
Peru Social Sciences
experiment Social Sciences
lending Social Sciences
loan Social Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Short-term subsidies and seller type: A health products experiment in Uganda

Fischer, G., Karlan, D. S., McConnell, M. & Raffler, P., Mar 1 2019, In : Journal of Development Economics. 137, p. 110-124 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uganda
subsidy
experiment
health
profit
2 Citations (Scopus)

Targeting Ultra-Poor Households in Honduras and Peru

Karlan, D. S. & Thuysbaert, B., Feb 1 2019, In : World Bank Economic Review. 33, 1, p. 63-94 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Honduras
Peru
targeting
household survey
ranking
5 Citations (Scopus)

Banking the unbanked? Evidence from three countries

Dupas, P., Karlan, D., Robinson, J. & Ubfal, D., Apr 1 2018, In : American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 10, 2, p. 257-297 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deposits
Banking
Unbanked
Savings
Effect size
6 Citations (Scopus)

Price and control elasticities of demand for savings

Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Development Economics. 130, p. 145-159 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

elasticity
ownership
savings
price elasticity
demand

The effect of images of Michelle Obama’s face on trick-or-treaters’ dietary choices: A randomized control trial

Aronow, P. M., Karlan, D. S. & Pinson, L. E., Jan 1 2018, In : PloS one. 13, 1, e0189693.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Candy
candy
Fruits
food choices
Fruit