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Information and Social Interaction in Savings Decisions in the United States

Emmanuel Saez
For most U.S. families, employers’ pensions, rather than Social Security, are the main source of cash income during retirement. However, many of these pension plans are now reliant on voluntary employee enrollment. This evaluation studied the influence of information and social networks on...

Targeted Information for The Adoption of Flood-Tolerant Rice in India

Kyle Emerick
Manzoor Dar
Flood tolerant rice has been promoted in India since 2009 without widespread adoption by farmers. Farmers may not have information about the availability of improved seed varieties as they may not be promoted or sold by their local agricultural input dealer, so ensuring agricultural input dealers...

Marketing Effects in a Consumer Credit Market in South Africa (Pricing the Effect of Psychological "Features")

Firms in all industries together spend billions of dollars each year advertising consumer products to influence demand, and microfinance institutions are no exception. Working closely with a highly profitable consumer lender in South Africa, researchers sought to determine the effects of advertising...

Sequencing Two Early Childhood Interventions Back-to-back in India

Britta Augsburg
Jere Behrman
Sally Grantham-McGregor
Pamela Jervis
Angus Phimister
Marta Rubio-Codina
Exposure to poverty very early in life can harm individuals’ cognitive development. Interventions that promote early-life stimulation can counteract these deficits and lay a foundation for success throughout life. Researchers are evaluating the impact of immediately following up an early childhood...

Replacing an inefficient policy of free agricultural electricity in India

Anant Sudarshan
Economically inefficient policies can reduce welfare for the population as a whole and in some cases can be replaced by more efficient alternatives. In partnership with the Government of Punjab, researchers are conducting a randomized evaluation of the Direct Benefit Transfers for Electricity...

Improving Guidelines for an Early Childhood Development Program in Rural Colombia

Helen Baker-Henningham
Raquel Bernal
Diana Pineda
Marta Rubio-Codina
Early childhood, from conception to age five, is a crucial period for promoting cognitive and socio-emotional development. Past research suggests parenting interventions to promote psychosocial stimulation for young children can improve children’s long-term cognitive abilities. However, it is...

The Impact of an Early Childhood Program on Oral Language Development in France

Clément de Chaisemartin
Sophie Kern
Quentin Daviot
Early childhood is a critical time for cognitive, social, and physical development. Inequalities in children’s language abilities can persist, serving as important indicators for later life outcomes. Researchers in France are evaluating the effect of an early childhood program aiming to improve...

Reducing the Incidence of Vote Buying in Uganda

Horacio Larreguy
Benjamin Marx
Otis Reid
During the 2016 Ugandan elections, researchers conducted a randomized evaluation of an anti-vote-buying campaign to study voter behavior and electoral outcomes. Overall, the campaign did not reduce the extent of vote buying, but it had substantial effects on electoral outcomes.