This research analyzes the motivations and dynamics of small farmer participation in supermarket supply chains in developing countries. Results suggest that farmers delay entry to observe their neighbors’ outcomes.
This paper exploits a natural experiment wherein tens of thousands of microfinance borrowers across rural Haiti received a quasi-random value of insurance benefit in the aftermath of catastrophic hurricanes, and shows that greater insurance increased a beneficiary's demand for credit on the extensive margin, e.g. made formal lending relationships more durable.
In this paper I ask whether exposure to the strategic considerations of a collective action dilemma in an experimental setting can change behavior in real-world scenarios in which those individuals face similar strategic trade-offs.
This presentation took place at George Washington University, United States on November 6, 2014 describing the benefits of group index-insurance include averaging basis risk across spatially disbursed groups and reducing individual-level basis risks.