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- Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger, Marguerite Duponchel

Although the potentially negative impacts of credit constraints on economic development have long been discussed conceptually, empirical evidence for Africa remains limited. This study uses a direct elicitation approach for a national sample of...

- Pascaline Dupas, and Jonathan Robinson

Using data from a field experiment in Kenya, we document that providing individuals with simple informal savings technologies can substantially increase investment in preventative health and reduce vulnerability to health shocks. Simply providing...

- Tanguy Bernard, Stefan Dercon, and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse

Fatalism is considered pervasive, especially in many poor communities. In this paper, we explore whether fatalistic beliefs have implications for the attitudes and behavior of poor rural households toward investment in the future. To explore the...

- Francesca de Nicola, Ruth Vargas Hill, and Miguel Robles

Agricultural income in low income countries is subject to many risks, such as weather un-certainty, pests and disease. Much of this risk remains uninsured by existing risk managementtools and this uninsured risk constraints investment. In this...

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