Dean Spencer Karlan

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2019

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

3 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
2018

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

19 Scopus citations

Price and control elasticities of demand for savings

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The impact of consulting services on small and medium enterprises: Evidence from a randomized trial in Mexico

Bruhn, M., Karlan, D. & Schoar, A., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Political Economy. 126, 2, p. 635-687 53 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth in Ghana

Berry, J., Karlan, D. & Pradhan, M., Feb 2018, In : World Development. 102, p. 71-89 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Unconditional cash transfers for clinical and economic outcomes among HIV-affected Ugandan households

Mills, E. J., Adhvaryu, A., Jakiela, P., Birungi, J., Okoboi, S., Chimulwa, T. N. W., Wanganisi, J., Achilla, T., Popoff, E., Golchi, S. & Karlan, D., Sep 10 2018, In : AIDS (London, England). 32, 14, p. 2023-2031 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Unshrouding: Evidence from Bank Overdrafts in Turkey

Alan, S., Cemalcilar, M., Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Finance. 73, 2, p. 481-522 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
2017

Challenges to replication and iteration in field experiments: Evidence from two direct mail shots

Bowers, J., Higgins, N., Karlan, D., Tulman, S. & Zinman, J., May 2017, In : American Economic Review. 107, 5, p. 462-465 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Credit with Health Education in Benin: A cluster randomized trial examining impacts on knowledge and behavior

Karlan, D., Thuysbaert, B. & Gray, B., Jan 1 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 96, 2, p. 501-510 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

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

20 Scopus citations

Survivor: Three principles of economics lessons as taught by a reality television show

Karlan, D., Jul 3 2017, In : Journal of Economic Education. 48, 3, p. 224-228 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
24 Scopus citations
2016

Candy elasticity: Halloween experiments on public political statements

Jamison, J. & Karlan, D., Jan 2016, In : Economic Inquiry. 54, 1, p. 543-547 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Follow the money not the cash: Comparing methods for identifying consumption and investment responses to a liquidity shock

Karlan, D., Osman, A. & Zinman, J., Jul 1 2016, In : Journal of Development Economics. 121, p. 11-23 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Getting to the top of mind: How reminders increase saving

Karlan, D., McConnell, M., Mullainathan, S. & Zinman, J., Dec 2016, In : Management Science. 62, 12, p. 3393-3411 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Scopus citations
2015

(Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in peru

Chong, A., Karlan, D., Shapiro, J. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2015, In : World Bank Economic Review. 29, 1, p. 180-206 27 p., lht022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

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

177 Scopus citations

Behind the GATE experiment: Evidence on effects of and rationales for subsidized entrepreneurship training

Fairlie, R. W., Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2015, In : American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 7, 2, p. 125-161 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

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

19 Scopus citations

Does corruption information inspire the fight or quash the hope? A field experiment in Mexico on voter turnout, choice, and party identification

Chong, A., De La O, A. L., Karlan, D. & Wantchekon, L., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Politics. 77, 1, p. 55-71 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

93 Scopus citations

Microcredit impacts: Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco

Angelucci, M., Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2015, In : American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 7, 1, p. 151-182 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

104 Scopus citations

Referrals: Peer screening and enforcement in a consumer credit field experiment

Bryan, G., Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2015, In : American Economic Journal: Microeconomics. 7, 3, p. 174-204 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Six randomized evaluations of microcredit: Introduction and further steps

Banerjee, A., Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2015, In : American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 7, 1, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

210 Scopus citations

The catch-22 of external validity in the context of constraints to firm growth

Fischer, G. & Karlan, D., May 1 2015, In : American Economic Review. 105, 5, p. 295-299 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2014

Agricultural decisions after relaxing credit and risk constraints

Karlan, D., Osei, R., Osei-Akoto, I. & Udry, C., May 2014, In : Quarterly Journal of Economics. 129, 2, p. 597-652 56 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

200 Scopus citations

Bank-insured RoSCA for microfinance: Experimental evidence in poor Egyptian villages

El-Gamal, M., El-Komi, M., Karlan, D. & Osman, A., Jul 2014, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 103, p. S56-S73

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Group versus individual liability: Short and long term evidence from Philippine microcredit lending groups

Giné, X. & Karlan, D. S., Mar 1 2014, In : Journal of Development Economics. 107, p. 65-83 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Scopus citations

Hey look at me: The effect of giving circles on giving

Karlan, D. & McConnell, M. A., Oct 1 2014, In : Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 106, p. 402-412 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Savings by and for the Poor: A research review and agenda

Karlan, D., Ratan, A. L. & Zinman, J., Mar 1 2014, In : Review of Income and Wealth. 60, 1, p. 36-78 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

94 Scopus citations
2013

Ambiguous solicitation: Ambiguous prescription

Gazzale, R., Jamison, J., Karlan, A. & Karlan, D., Jan 1 2013, In : Economic Inquiry. 51, 1, p. 1002-1011 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Profitability of fertilizer: Experimental evidence from female rice farmers in Mali

Beaman, L., Karlan, D., Thuysbaert, B. & Udry, C., May 1 2013, In : American Economic Review. 103, 3, p. 381-386 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations
2012

List randomization for sensitive behavior: An application for measuring use of loan proceeds

Karlan, D. S. & Zinman, J., May 1 2012, In : Journal of Development Economics. 98, 1, p. 71-75 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations
2011

Adaptive experimental design using the propensity score

Hahn, J., Hirano, K. & Karlan, D., Jan 1 2011, In : Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. 29, 1, p. 96-108 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Being surveyed can change later behavior and related parameter estimates

Zwane, A. P., Zinman, J., Van Dusen, E., Pariente, W., Null, C., Miguel, E., Kremer, M., Karlan, D. S., Hornbeck, R., Giné, X., Duflo, E., Devoto, F., Crepon, B. & Banerjee, A., Feb 1 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 5, p. 1821-1826 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

116 Scopus citations

Crop Price Indemnified Loans for Farmers: A Pilot Experiment in Rural Ghana

Karlan, D., Kutsoati, E., McMillan, M. & Udry, C., Mar 1 2011, In : Journal of Risk and Insurance. 78, 1, p. 37-55 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations

Health education for microcredit clients in Peru: A randomized controlled trial

Hamad, R., Fernald, L. C. H. & Karlan, D. S., Jan 26 2011, In : BMC Public Health. 11, 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Microcredit in theory and practice: Using randomized credit scoring for impact evaluation

Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jun 10 2011, In : Science. 332, 6035, p. 1278-1284 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

140 Scopus citations

Small matches and charitable giving: Evidence from a natural field experiment

Karlan, D., List, J. A. & Shafir, E., Jun 1 2011, In : Journal of Public Economics. 95, 5-6, p. 344-350 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations

Teaching entrepreneurship: Impact of business training on microfinance clients and institutions

Karlan, D. & Valdivia, M., May 1 2011, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 93, 2, p. 510-527 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

221 Scopus citations
2010

Access to finance

Karlan, D. & Morduch, J., Jan 1 2010, In : Handbook of Development Economics. 5, C, p. 4703-4784 82 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Scopus citations

Commitment devices

Bryan, G., Karlan, D. & Nelson, S., Dec 1 2010, In : Annual Review of Economics. 2, p. 671-698 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

139 Scopus citations

Cross-sectional impact analysis: Bias from dropouts

Tedeschi, G. A. & Karlan, D., May 1 2010, In : Perspectives on Global Development and Technology. 9, 3-4, p. 270-291 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Expanding credit access: Using randomized supply decisions to estimate the impacts

Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Jan 1 2010, In : Review of Financial Studies. 23, 1, p. 433-464 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

212 Scopus citations

Female Empowerment: Impact of a Commitment Savings Product in the Philippines

Ashraf, N., Karlan, D. & Yin, W., Mar 1 2010, In : World Development. 38, 3, p. 333-344 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

97 Scopus citations

Microfinance games

Giné, X., Jakiela, P., Karlan, D. & Morduch, J., Jul 1 2010, In : American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 2, 3, p. 60-95 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Scopus citations

Put your money where your butt is: A commitment contract for smoking cessation

Giné, X., Karlan, D. & Zinman, J., Oct 1 2010, In : American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 2, 4, p. 213-235 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

133 Scopus citations