Guest
Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics and President and Founder, Innovations
for Poverty Action

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Episode: November 26, 2008

14:43

A Professor of Economics at Yale, and President and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action, Professor Dean Karlan research interests include poverty issues in developing countries and, in particular, financial innovations and microfinance programs aimed at the poor. He uses field experiments to learn what social policies work, what do not, and why. Professor Karlan also does research on fundraising, voting, education, and behavioral economics.  In this episode, he talks about Innovations for Poverty Action and commitment contracts at www.stickK.com.

Learn more about Professor Karlan
Innovations for Poverty Action
Commitment Contracts at www.stickK.com