The final, published version of my new paper in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization is now available online at Science Direct, ungated until Mar. 19, 2015. You can access the paper here.
The paper is “Directing Remittances to Education using Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment and New Product Take-up among Filipino Migrants in Rome,” joint with Giuseppe de Arcangelis, Majlinda Joxhe, David McKenzie, and Erwin Tiongson.
David McKenzie and I have a new paper that just came out in the World Bank Research Observer, in which we survey the empirical evidence on the development impacts of a wide variety of international migration policies. The paper is available at the WBRO website.
The short answer is that there’s reliable evidence of positive impacts of bilateral migration facilitation policies, financial services (particularly savings) for migrants, and migrant financial education programs. There’s less evidence on the benefits of other types of policies.
I have a piece coming out in the May 2015 issue of the AER Papers and Proceedings issue, “Measuring Vote-Selling: Field Evidence from the Philippines.” The paper is here, and is co-authored with Allen Hicken, Steve Leider, and Nico Ravanilla.
The paper explores aspects of a proxy measure that we constructed to look at vote-selling in the May 2013 municipal elections in the Philippines. In another paper, we use this as the outcome variable in analysis of a randomized controlled trial of anti-vote-selling interventions in Sorsogon, Philippines during those same elections.
Emily Beam, David McKenzie and I just got the good news that a long-running migration experiment of ours will be published in Economic Development and Cultural Change: “Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines.” The working paper version is here.
I am pleased to have a new paper coming out in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization: “Directing Remittances to Education using Soft and Hard Commitments: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment and New Product Take-up among Filipino Migrants in Rome.” The paper is joint with Giuseppe de Arcangelis, Majlinda Joxhe, David McKenzie, and Erwin Tiongson. The working paper version is here.
Interview with the International Affairs Forum, Fall 2010.
Malawi fingerprinting paper cited in:
Tim Ogden’s FAI blog, October 4, 2012.
Global Michigan, October 10, 2012
Futurity, October 11, 2012
Phys.org, October 11, 2012
Biometric Update, October 12, 2012
Video: Fingerprinting for microcredit in Malawi, October 2012
“Under the Weather” paper cited in:
New York Times Magazine’s Ninth Annual Year in Ideas issue, December 13, 2009
Guest contributor (with Sharon Maccini) on Wall Street Journal’s Real Time Economics blog on “Under the Weather” paper, June 2, 2009
Unconventional Wisdom, by columnist Richard Morin, Washington Post, May 11, 2006
“Salvadorans Overseas” Cited in:
Just Grand at Home with the Money from Far Away, by Sara Silver
Financial Times, March 26, 2004, p. 9.
“Economist Interview 10” by Ryo Ishida, Finance (Japanese Ministry of Finance magazine), July 2010.
Guardian (UK), Feb. 11, 2008
Gulf Times (Qatar), Nov. 18, 2007
Wall Street Journal, Nov. 1, 2006
Arizona Daily Star, Nov. 17, 2006
La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador), Oct. 15, 2003
El Diario de Hoy (El Salvador), Oct. 15, 2003