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Dean Karlan

Frederic Esser Nemmers Chair in Economics and Finance, KSM

PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
Curriculum Vitae
Dean Karlan's research focuses on microeconomic issues of poverty, typically employing experimental methodologies and behavioral economics insights to examine what works, what does not, and why to address social problems. His work spans many geographies and topics, including sustainable income generation for those in abject poverty, credit and savings markets for low income households, agriculture for smallholder farmers, small and medium entrepreneurship, weight loss and smoking cessation, and charitable giving. He has worked in over twenty countries around the world, including both low income countries and also the United States.