Abstracts & Papers
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Insurance- Impact and Product Design
"Microinsurance: A Case Study of the Indian Rainfall Index Insurance Market"
Xavier Gine, Lev Menand, Robert Townsend, James Vickery

Targeting the Ultra Poor
"An Impact Assessment"
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Jeremy Shapiro

"Short-run impact assessment of SKS ultra poor program"
Jonathan Bauchet, Jonathan Morduch, Shamika Ravi

Microentrepreneurs and Their Capital
"When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing?"
Marcel Fafchamps, David McKenzie, Simon Quinn, Christopher Woodruff, Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson

"Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya"
Pascaline Dupas, Jonathan Robinson

Credit Product Design
"Does Microfinance Repayment Flexibility Affect Entrepreneurial Behavior and Loan Default?"
Erica Field, Rohini Pande, John Papp

"Keeping it Simple: Financial Literacy and Rules of Thumb"
Alejandro Drexler, Greg Fischer, Antoinette Schoar

Information and Credit Markets
"Identification Strategy: A Field Experiment on Dynamic Incentives in Rural Credit Markets"
Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Yang
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"Information and Credit Markets: Practitioner Comments"
Raymond Anderson

Psychology and Savings
"Commitments to Save: A Field Experiment in Rural Malawi"
Lasse Brune, Xavier Gine, Jessica Goldberg, Dean Yang

"Psychology and Savings: Practitioner Comments
Beth Porter

Consumer Protection
"Bad Advice: Explaining the Persistence of Whole Life Insurance"
Santosh Anagol, Shawn Cole, Shayak Sarkar

"Information Disclosure, Cognitive Biases and Payday Borrowing"
Marianne Bertrand, Adair Morse