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The Impacts of Microfinance: Evidence from Joint-Liability Lending in Mongolia
We present evidence from a randomized field experiment in rural Mongolia to assess the poverty impacts of a joint-liability microcredit program targeted at women. We find a positive impact of accessExpand
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Group lending or individual lending? Evidence from a randomised field experiment in Mongolia
Although microfinance institutions across the world are moving from group lending towards individual lending, this strategic shift is not substantiated by sufficient empirical evidence on the impactExpand
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The Impacts of Microcredit: Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
We use an RCT to analyze the impacts of microcredit. The study population consists of loan applicants who were marginally rejected by an MFI in Bosnia. A random subset of these were offered a loan.Expand
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Microfinance at the Margin: Experimental Evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
We use a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to analyse the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study population are loan appli-cants that would normally have justExpand
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Microfinance, Poverty and Education
We use an RCT to analyze the impact of microcredit on poverty reduction, child and teenage labour supply, and education in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The study population consists of loan applicantsExpand
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Aggregate information cascades
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We introduce a new model of aggregate information cascades where only one of two possible actions is observable to others. Expand
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Discrimination, narratives and family history: An experiment with Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children
We measure the prevalence of discrimination between Jordanian host and Syrian refugee children attending school in Jordan. Using a simple sharing experiment, we find only little discrimination. AmongExpand
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The Miracle as a Randomization Device: A Lesson from Richard Wagner's Romantic Opera Tannhäuser Und De Sängerkrieg Auf Wartburg
In this paper we examine the strategic savviness of the medieval church as portrayed in Richard Wagner's Tannhauser. We show that the church employed an optimal randomization strategy based onExpand
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