• Published 2019

Is Mobile Money Changing Rural Africa ? Evidence from a Field Experiment *

@inproceedings{Batista2019IsMM,
  title={Is Mobile Money Changing Rural Africa ? Evidence from a Field Experiment *},
  author={C{\'a}tia Batista and Pedro C. Vicente},
  year={2019}
}
What is the economic impact of newly introducing mobile money in rural areas underserved by financial services? This study is the first to use a randomized control trial to answer this research question. Using a sample of rural communities in Southern Mozambique, our experimental results show that the availability of mobile money translated into a clear adoption of these services, measured using administrative data on mobile money transactions. We find that introducing mobile money smoothed… CONTINUE READING

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