Dean Spencer Karlan

  • 5917 Citations

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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, The University of Chicago

… → 1997

Public Policy, MPP, The University of Chicago

… → 1997

Foreign Affairs, BA, University of Virginia

… → 1990

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  • Research Output

    Good identification, meet good data

    Dillon, A., Karlan, D., Udry, C. & Zinman, J., Mar 2020, In : World Development. 127, 104796.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  • Long-run price elasticities of demand for credit: Evidence from a countrywide field experiment in Mexico

    Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Review of Economic Studies. 86, 4, p. 1704-1746 43 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    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

  • 5 Scopus citations

    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

  • 21 Scopus citations