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The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)

Financial literacy - the ability to make informed decisions regarding money - plays a critical role in ensuring both the well-being of households and the stability of the financial system. ... See More +

Brief 112655 FEB 01, 2017

Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn A.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)

This paper uses a large scale field experiment in India to study attitudinal, behavioral, and cognitive constraints that stymie the link between financial education and financial outcomes. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7413 SEP 15, 2015

Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn A.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)

This paper tests experiential learning as a debiasing tool against gambling and lottery behavior in South Africa. The study implemented a simple, interactive dice game that simulates worsening winning odds of rolling sixes as more dice are added to the game. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7195 FEB 01, 2015

Abel , Martin; Cole, Shawn; Zia, Bilal Disclosed

Prices or knowledge? What drives demand for financial services in emerging markets? (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Prices or knowledge? What drives demand for financial services in emerging markets? ... See More +

Brief 81450 AUG 14, 2013

Cole,Shawn Allen; Sampson,Thomas Andrew; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

How does risk management influence production decisions? evidence from a field experiment (English)

Weather is a key source of income risk, especially in emerging market economies. This paper uses a randomized controlled trial involving Indian farmers to study how an innovative rainfall insurance product affects production decisions. ... See More +

WPS6546 JUL 01, 2013

Cole,Shawn Allen; Gine,Xavier; Vickery,James Disclosed

Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of nonsystematic income risk? We use a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. ... See More +

Journal Article 92923 JAN 01, 2013

Cole, Shawn; Gine, Xavier; Tobacman, Jeremy; Topalova, Petia; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 27 (3); (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: water nationalization and service quality;mass media and public policy: global evidence from agricultural policies; liability structure in small-scale finance: evidence from a natural experiment; symposium on financial structure and development; financial structure and economic development: a reassessment; the evolving importance of banks and securities markets; notes on financial system development and political intervention; financial development: structure and dynamics; job growth and finance: are some financial institutions better suited to the early stages of development than others? ... See More +

Publication 113047 JAN 01, 2013

Borraz,Fernando; González Pampillón, Nicolás; Olarreaga,Marcelo; Olper,Alessandro; Swinnen,Johan F. M.; Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn Allen; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Cull,Robert J.; Demirgüc¸Asli; Yifu Lin,Justin; Demirguc-Kunt,Asli; Song,Fenghua; Thakor,Anjan; De La Torre Anglada,Jordi; Feyen,Erik H.B.; Ize,Alain; Xu,L. Colin Disclosed

Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

Microfinance, the provision of small individual and business loans, has experienced dramatic growth, reaching over 150 million borrowers worldwide. ... See More +

Journal Article 112389 DEC 04, 2012

Carpena,Fenella; Cole,Shawn A.; Shapiro,Jeremy; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Incentivizing calculated risk-taking :evidence from an experiment with commercial bank loan officers (English)

This paper uses a series of experiments with commercial bank loan officers to test the effect of performance incentives on risk-assessment and lending decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6146 JUL 01, 2012

Cole, Shawn; Kanz, Martin; Klapper, Leora Disclosed

Unpacking the causal chain of financial literacy (English)

A growing body of literature examines the causal impact of financial literacy on individual, household, and firm level outcomes. This paper unpacks the mechanism of impact by focusing on the first link in the causal chain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5798 SEP 01, 2011

Carpena, Fenella; Cole, Shawn; Shapiro, Jeremy; Zia, Bilal Disclosed

Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)

Why do many households remain exposed to large exogenous sources of non-systematic income risk? This paper uses a series of randomized field experiments in rural India to test the importance of price and non-price factors in the adoption of an innovative rainfall insurance product. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5504 DEC 01, 2010

Cole, Shawn; Gine, Xavier; Tobacman, Jeremy; Topalova, Petia; Townsend, Robert; Vickery, James Disclosed

Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experimen (English)

Microfinance, the provision of small individual and business loans, has witnessed dramatic growth, reaching over 150 million borrowers worldwide. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5427 SEP 01, 2010

Carpena, Fenella; Cole, Shawn; Shapiro, Jeremy; Zia, Bilal Disclosed

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The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 112655 Brief
The ABCs of financial education : experimental evidence on attitudes, behavior, and cognitive biases (English)
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SEP 15, 2015 WPS7413 Policy Research Working Paper
Debiasing on a roll: changing gambling behavior through experiential learning (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7195 Policy Research Working Paper
Prices or knowledge? What drives demand for financial services in emerging markets? (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81450 Brief
How does risk management influence production decisions? evidence from a field experiment (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 WPS6546
Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 92923 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 27 (3); (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 113047 Publication
Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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DEC 04, 2012 112389 Journal Article
Incentivizing calculated risk-taking :evidence from an experiment with commercial bank loan officers (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 WPS6146 Policy Research Working Paper
Unpacking the causal chain of financial literacy (English)
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SEP 01, 2011 WPS5798 Policy Research Working Paper
Barriers to household risk management : evidence from India (English)
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DEC 01, 2010 WPS5504 Policy Research Working Paper
Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experimen (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5427 Policy Research Working Paper