Friday, July 31, 2009

Vox Interview with Dean Karlan on Microfinance

a very informative interview with Dean Karlan on Microfinance

Among others, topics discussed include:

- expanding what we mean by microfinance

- whether microfinance should be just to provide credit for entrepeneurship

- interaction of gender and microfinance

- evaluating microfinance

- incorporating time inconsistency into programme design and evaluation

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Karlan's papers mainly deal with experimental interventions in development economics and incorporate models from behavioural economics. They are mostly available on his webpage below

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