Dean Karlan

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Professor of Economics, Yale University

  • AMA Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Dean Karlan's research agenda focuses on using randomized evaluations to learn what social policies work, what do not, and why. Most of his work is in developing countries and typically examines efforts to improve financial inclusion for the poor. Other research covers charitable fundraising, voting, education and behavioral economics. He is leading or involved with:

  • Global Financial Inclusion Initiative (covers both developing and developed countries)
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (developing countries)
  • Targeting the Ultra Poor, a Social Safety Net Program for the Ultra Poor (developing countries)