Explore our working papers depository: studies by MBRG researchers that are currently ongoing and drafts under submission for publication or in the pre-publication stage. You can search papers by author; keywords; or select from a list of themes to filter.
These working papers are part of the CSAE working paper series.
Estimates of “present-bias” among the poor may be exaggerated if poor individuals are credit-constrained and expect to have greater liquidity in the future. A conducted experiment in rural Pakistan provides causal evidence of this effect.
Researchers test the effects of two light-touch psychological interventions on water chlorination and related health and economic outcomes.
Researchers study whether extensions such as coaching and training can augment the poverty relief effects of cash transfers, or do they unnecessarily constrain the agency of recipients in the allocation of program resources.
Researchers conduct a field experiment in Pakistan to test the demand for flexibility and for soft and hard commitment among clients of a micro-finance institution.
Researchers present field experimental evidence where assessing workseekers’ skills, giving workseekers their assessment results, and helping them to credibly share these results with firms increases workseekers’ employment and earnings.
Researchers explore the effects of exposure to documentaries on parents’ educational aspirations and investment in children’s education in rural Ethiopia.
Researchers test the impact of a role model on secondary school student exam performance in Uganda.
Researchers study how a job-search assistance intervention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, affects the job-search partners of programme participants.