Publications and Articles:
Microfinance, Social Capital, and Group Lending
Capital Matter? Evidence from a Five-Country Group Lending
Cassar) Presented at the Northeast Universities
Development Conference (Boston University) November, 2008,
University of California and Berkeley Development seminar, February
2008, and at the University of California at Davis Department
Seminar January 2008, and Cal Tech May 2008 (by Cassar).
Forthcoming 2011,Oxford Economic
Networks, Neighborhood Effects and Credit
Access"(with Harmony Karp Hayes, San
Francisco Foundation and Sarah Hilliker Kempf, University of
California at San Francisco). Presented at the Pacific
Conference for Development Economics and at the University of
California at Santa Barbara, and the Conference on Microfinance,
University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Forthcoming
(Symposium on Microfinance).
Selection and Moral Hazard in Joint-Liability Loan Contracts:
Evidence from an Artefactual Field Experiment"
(with Giorgia Barboni, Alessandra Cassar, and Arturo
Rodriguez Trejo), Presented by Barboni at London School of
Economics, October 2010. Under Review.
"The Effect of
Social Capital on Group Loan Repayment: Evidence from Field
Alessandra Cassar). Presented by Crowley at the July 2005
Conference on Microfinance in Groningen, the Netherlands. Symposium
on the Empirics of Microfinance. Economic
under Dynamic Incentives as a Borrower Discipline
Device" Presented at the U.C. Berkeley
Development Economics Seminar, February 2000. Review of
Development Economics, October
Cohesion be Harnessed to Repair Market Failures? Evidence from
Group Lending in Guatemala" Presented at the
U.C. Berkeley Development Economics Seminar, Department of
Economics, October 1995, and at job-market seminars.
Economic Journal, July
Credit and Financial Markets
Borrowers Really Invest in Risky Projects: A Test of Stiglitz and
Weiss from Bolivian Microfinance" (with Alessandra
Cassar and Eliana Zeballos, Innovations for Poverty
Action). Presented by Zeballos at the Pacific Conference
for Development Economics, March 13, 2010, University of Southern
California. December 2010. Under Review.
"What Do Credit
Bureaus Do? Understanding Screening, Incentive, and Credit
Expansion Effects" (with Craig McIntosh, University of
California at San Diego). Presented at the 2007 Northeast
Universities Development Consortium Conference, Harvard University,
October 26-27, the 2008 Pacific Conference for Development
Economics, and the University of California at Santa Barbara, May
2007. January 2011. Under review.
Information Systems in Less Developed Countries: Recent History and
a Test" (with Craig McIntosh, UC San Diego and Jill
Luoto, UC Berkeley.)Economic Development and
Cultural Change, January, 2007.
Microfinance" (with Craig McIntosh, UC San
Diego.) Presented at Princeton University, December 2002,
WEA Meetings in Seattle, July 2002, UC Davis, May 2002, and
presented by McIntosh at UC Berkeley. Journal of
Development Economics, December
are the Emerging African Stock Markets?" (with Magnus
Magnusson, Cambridge University.)Journal of
Development Program Impacts
International Child Sponsorship Work? A Six-Country Study of
Impacts on Adult Life Outcomes" (with Paul Glewwe and
Laine Rutledge), October 2010. Prepared for presentation
at the UC Berkeley Development Seminar, October 4, 2009, Cornell
University Conference on Institutions, Behavior, and the Escape
from Persistent Poverty, November 16-17, 2009, Stanford University
Development Lunch, April 15, 2010, University of Southern
California Development Economics Seminar, October 5, 2010, Georgia
Institute of Technology, October 15, 2010, USF Economics Seminar,
November 4, 2010, ACCORD Faith-based Development Practitioner
Conference, Fort Meyers, FL, November 19, 2010, UC Davis
departmental seminar in Agricultural and Resource Economics,
January 10, 2011, Pacific Conference for Development Economics, UC
Berkeley, March 2011), World Bank, March 15, 2011.
Environmental Effects from the Introduction of High-Technology
Wood-Burning Stoves: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Western
Guatemala" (with Kent Moriarty and Dan
Forthcoming,Environment, Development and
Home Improvement: Using Retrospective Panel Data to Measure Program
Effects on Fundamental Events" (with Craig McIntosh and
Gonzalo Villaran), April 2008. Winner, 2006 US Agency for
International Development (USAID) Impact Assessment Contest (tie).
Presentation at the World Bank, February 2007, the XV International
Conference on Banking and Finance, University of Rome (Tor Vergata)
December 2006, University of Southern California February 2006, and
the Pacific Conference for Development Economics, UC Davis,
March 2007. Forthcoming
(Symposium on Microfinance).
Among the Maya: Tracking the Progress of Credit Program
Lending to Female Entrepreneurs: Sacrificing Economic Growth for
Poverty Reduction?"(with Michael Kevane, Santa Clara
Development, July 2001.
Credit, Human Capital, and Class Structural
Mobility"Presented at the U.C. Berkeley
Development Economics Seminar, Department of Economics, March 1994.
Journal of Development Studies, August 1999.
"The Impact of
Credit Access on the Use of Child Labor in Household Enterprises:
Evidence from Guatemala"Presented at the U.C.
Berkeley Labor Economics Seminar, Department of Economics, November
1995. Economic Development and Cultural Change,
Applied Game Theory, Group Behavior, and Social Capital
"The Economics of
Parenting, Self-Esteem, and Academic Performance: Theory and a
Test" (with Rajeev Darolia), February 2009.
Presented at the University of San Francisco Graduate Seminar by
Information Technology Undermine Media Quality? A Note on
Commercial Public Goods" (with Man-Lui Lau), January
2011. Revised and re-submitted,Journal of
Preferences Perpetuate Discrimination Against Marginalized Ethnic
Groups?" Presented at the Bay Area Labor Market
Association Conference, Stanford University, the Western Economic
Association Meetings, and the University of San
Francisco.Journal of Developing
Right: Why Cohabitation Undermines Relational Happiness, But is
International Review for Social Sciences,
Action in College Admissions: Examining Labor Market Effects of
Policy, January 2002.
"Social Norms and
the Time Allocation of Women's Labor in Burkina
Faso" (with Michael Kevane, Santa Clara
with Proofs and Derivations. Presented at the
U.C. Berkeley Development Economics Seminar by Kevane, October
1998. Review of Development Economics, February