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Savings defaults and payment delays for cash transfers: field experimental evidence from Malawi (English)

Financial products and transfer schemes are often designed to help individuals improve welfare by following through on intertemporal plans. This paper implements an artefactual field experiment in Malawi to test the ability of households to manage a cash windfall. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7807 AUG 31, 2016

Brune,Lasse Florian; Gine,Xavier; Goldberg,Jessica Ann; Yang,Dean Disclosed

Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes and offers a number of other positive benefits to the sending communities and countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 120312 AUG 01, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Yang,Dean Disclosed

The World Bank research observer 30 (2) (English)

The World Bank Research Observer is intended for anyone who has a professional interest in development. Observer articles are written to be accessible to nonspecialist readers; contributors examine key issues in development economics, survey the literature and the latest World Bank research, and debate issues of development policy. ... See More +

Publication 120315 AUG 01, 2015

Mckenzie,David J.; Yang,Dean; Boyden,Jo; Dercon,Stefan; Singh,Abhijeet; Miller,Margaret J.; Reichelstein,Julia Elaine; Salas,Christian; Zia,Bilal Husnain; Bhargava,Alok; Quatraro,Francesco; Vivarelli,Marco Disclosed

Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)

International migration offers individuals and their families the potential to experience immediate and large gains in their incomes, and offers a large number of other positive benefits to the sending communities and countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7057 OCT 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Will migrants remit more if they can channel payments directly for education? lab-in-the-field and proof of concept trial results (English)

This note summarizes a proof of concept trial of a new product designed to allow migrants to send remittances for educational purposes. Migrant remittances are one of the largest international financial flows to developing countries, exceeding US$400 billion in 2012. ... See More +

Brief 90901 JUN 01, 2014

De Arcangelis, Giuseppe; Joxhe, Majlinda; Mckenzie,David J.; Tiongson,Erwin H. R.; Yang,Dean Disclosed

Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments : evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome (English)

This paper tests how migrants' willingness to remit changes when given the ability to direct remittances to educational purposes using different forms of commitment. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6896 MAY 01, 2014

De Arcangelis, Giuseppe; Joxhe, Majlinda; McKenzie, David; Tiongson, Erwin; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Distortions in the international migrant labor market : evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)

The authors use an original panel dataset of migrant departures from the Philippines to identify the responsiveness of migrant numbers and wages to gross domestic product (GDP) shocks in destination countries. ... See More +

Journal Article 92929 APR 01, 2014

McKenzie, David; Theoharides, Caroline; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Unilateral facilitation does not raise international labor migration from the Philippines (English)

Significant income gains from migrating from poorer to richer countries have motivated unilateral (source-country) policies facilitating labor emigration. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6689 NOV 01, 2013

Beam, Emily; McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows? Lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Malawi and policy implications (English)

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows? ... See More +

Brief 81200 AUG 14, 2013

Raballand, Gael; Thornton, Rebecca; Yang, Dean; Goldberg, Jessica; Keleher, Niall; Muller, Annika Disclosed

Insurance, credit, and technology adoption : field experimental evidence from Malawi. (English)

This brief summarizes the insurance, credit, and technology adoption: field experimental evidence from Malawi. The farmers were offered loans for the November 2006 planting season. ... See More +

Brief 81382 AUG 14, 2013

Gine, Xavier; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Revising commitments : field evidence on the adjustment of prior choices (English)

The very poor in developing countries often make intertemporal choices that seem at odds with their individual self-interest. There are many possible reasons why. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6093 JUN 01, 2012

Gine, Xavier; Goldberg, Jessica; Silverman, Dan; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Distortions in the international migrant labor market :evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)

The authors use an original panel dataset of migrant departures from the Philippines to identify the responsiveness of migrant numbers and wages to gross domestic product shocks in destination countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6041 APR 01, 2012

McKenzie, David; Theoharides, Caroline; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Commitments to save : a field experiment in rural Malawi (English)

This paper reports the results of a field experiment that randomly assigned smallholder cash crop farmers formal savings accounts. In collaboration with a microfinance institution in Malawi, the authors tested two primary treatments, offering either: 1) "ordinary" accounts, or 2) both ordinary and "commitment" accounts. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5748 AUG 01, 2011

Brune, Lasse; Gine, Xavier; Goldberg, Jessica; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows ? lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Malawi and policy implications (English)

This paper draws lessons from an original randomized experiment in Malawi. In order to understand why roads in relatively good condition in rural areas may not be used by buses, a minibus service was subsidized over a six-month period over a distance of 20 kilometers to serve five villages. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5535 JAN 01, 2011

Raballand, Gael; Thornton, Rebecca; Yang, Dean; Goldberg, Jessica; Keleher, Niall; Muller, Annika Disclosed

Identification strategy : a field experiment on dynamic incentives in rural credit markets (English)

How do borrowers respond to improvements in a lender's ability to punish defaulters? This paper reports the results of a randomized field experiment in rural Malawi that examines the impact of fingerprinting borrowers in a context where a unique identification system is absent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5438 OCT 01, 2010

Gine, Xavier; Goldberg, Jessica; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Experimental approaches in migration studies (English)

The decision of whether or not to migrate has far-reaching consequences for the lives of individuals and their families. But the very nature of this choice makes identifying the impacts of migration difficult, since it is hard to measure a credible counterfactual of what the person and their household would have been doing had migration not occurred. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5395 AUG 01, 2010

McKenzie, David; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Insurance, credit, and technology adoption : field experimental evidence from Malawi (English)

The adoption of new agricultural technologies may be discouraged because of their inherent riskiness. This study implemented a randomized field experiment to ask whether the provision of insurance against a major source of production risk induces farmers to take out loans to invest in a new crop variety. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4425 DEC 01, 2007

Gine, Xavier; Yang, Dean Disclosed

Are remittances insurance? Evidence from rainfall shocks in the Philippines (English)

Several facts motivate this study. First, life in developing countries is prone to many kinds of risk, such as crop and income loss due to natural disasters (weather, insect infestations, and fire) and civil conflict. ... See More +

Journal Article 77545 MAY 01, 2007

Yang, Dean; Choi, HwaJung Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)

This issue includes the following: migration, remittances, and the brain drain: a symposium in memory of Riccardo Faini - an introduction; by Jaime de Melo. ... See More +

Publication 47685 JAN 01, 2007

Melo, Jaime de; Faini, Riccardo; Docquier, Frederic; Lohest, Olivier; Marfouk, Abdeslam; Yang, Dean; Choi, HwaJung; Reine, Michel; Rapoport, Hillel;; Roodman, David; Zhang, Xiaobo; Tan, Kong-Yam; Emerson, Patrick M.; Portela Souza, Andre; Stifel, David; Christiaensen, Luc; Disclosed

International migration, remittances, and the brain drain (English)

Knowledge of the economic effects of migration, especially its impact on economic development, is rather limited. In order to expand knowledge on migration, and identify policies and reforms that would lead to superior development outcomes, this volume presents the results of a first set of studies carried out on the subject. ... See More +

Publication 33988 JAN 01, 2006

Schiff, Maurice [editor]; Ozden, Caglar [editor]; Mora, Jorge; Taylor, J. Edward; Adams, Richar H. jr.,; Yang, Dean; Martinez, Claudia A.; McKenzie, David J.; Docquier, Frederic; Marfouk, Abdeslam; Chellaraj, Gnanaraj; Maskus, Keith E.; Mattoo, Aaditya Disclosed

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Savings defaults and payment delays for cash transfers: field experimental evidence from Malawi (English)
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AUG 31, 2016 WPS7807 Policy Research Working Paper
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 120312 Journal Article
The World Bank research observer 30 (2) (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 120315 Publication
Evidence on policies to increase the development impacts of international migration (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 WPS7057 Policy Research Working Paper
Will migrants remit more if they can channel payments directly for education? lab-in-the-field and proof of concept trial results (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 90901 Brief
Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments : evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6896 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions in the international migrant labor market : evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)
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APR 01, 2014 92929 Journal Article
Unilateral facilitation does not raise international labor migration from the Philippines (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 WPS6689 Policy Research Working Paper
Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows? Lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Malawi and policy implications (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81200 Brief
Insurance, credit, and technology adoption : field experimental evidence from Malawi. (English)
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AUG 14, 2013 81382 Brief
Revising commitments : field evidence on the adjustment of prior choices (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 WPS6093 Policy Research Working Paper
Distortions in the international migrant labor market :evidence from Filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks (English)
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APR 01, 2012 WPS6041 Policy Research Working Paper
Commitments to save : a field experiment in rural Malawi (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 WPS5748 Policy Research Working Paper
Are rural road investments alone sufficient to generate transport flows ? lessons from a randomized experiment in rural Malawi and policy implications (English)
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JAN 01, 2011 WPS5535 Policy Research Working Paper
Identification strategy : a field experiment on dynamic incentives in rural credit markets (English)
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OCT 01, 2010 WPS5438 Policy Research Working Paper
Experimental approaches in migration studies (English)
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AUG 01, 2010 WPS5395 Policy Research Working Paper
Insurance, credit, and technology adoption : field experimental evidence from Malawi (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4425 Policy Research Working Paper
Are remittances insurance? Evidence from rainfall shocks in the Philippines (English)
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MAY 01, 2007 77545 Journal Article
The World Bank economic review 21 (2) (English)
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JAN 01, 2007 47685 Publication
International migration, remittances, and the brain drain (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 33988 Publication