Popular Writing

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Ten Reasons Not to Measure Impact-and What to Do Instead. Joint with Mary Kay Gugerty06/01/2018
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Making Microfinance More Effective10/01/2016Harvard Business Review
Council on Foreign Relations: Five Questions with Dean Karlan02/01/2016Council on Foreign Relations
New York Times: What Data Can Do to Fight Poverty01/01/2016New York Times
Will Setting Goals End Hunger? What’s Next for the SDGs…12/01/2015Council on Foreign Relations
Scientific American: More Evidence, Less Poverty10/01/2015Scientific American
Reuters: New data reveals which approach to helping the poor actually works06/01/2015Reuters
Los Angeles Times: Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars12/01/2014Los Angeles Times
Project Syndicate: The Best Ways to Give12/01/2014Project Syndicate
Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion09/01/2014Stanford Social Innovation Review
New York Times: Why You Should Root for Nigeria (or Brazil, Mexico or Ghana)06/01/2014New York Times
Freakonomics: Charity “Shoppers” vs. Charity Investors12/01/2013Freakonomics
Freakonomics: The Millennium Ethical Fallacy: Why Ignore Future Children?09/01/2013Freakonomics
Freakonomics: To Test or Not to Test04/01/2013Freakonomics
Freakonomics: Now Hiring03/01/2013Freakonomics
Freakonomics: What Can We Learn From Congress and African Farmers About Losing Weight?01/01/2013Freakonomics
Wall Street Journal: Your Own Private Fiscal Cliff01/01/2013 Wall Street Journal
Freakonomics: Charitable Giving: Why Fewer Is More12/01/2012Freakonomics
Freakonomics: An Economist’s Guide to Year-End Charitable Giving 12/01/2012Freakonomics
Freakonomics: Candy We Still Believe In: A Halloween Experiment 11/01/2012 Freakonomics
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Development Controversy a Sign of Sophistication-Joint with Caroline Fiennes08/01/2012 Stanford Social Innovation Review
Boston Review: Evaluate (Response to Toyama's article) 06/01/2012Boston Review
The Christian Science Monitor: Microfinance Works, Even Without a Hollywood Ending. Joint with Jacob Appel 05/01/2011 The Christian Science Monitor
Foreign Policy: You Can't Always Get What You Want. Joint with Jacob Appel05/01/2011Foreign Policy
Microcredit is not the Enemy12/01/2010Financial Times
Help Microfinance, Don't Kill It.
With A.Banerjee, P.Bardhan, E.Duflo, E.Field, A.Khwaja, D.Mookherjee, R.Pande,R.Rajan
11/01/2010 The Indian Express
Stanford Social Innnovation Review: Survival of the Deviant09/01/2010Stanford Social Innovation Review
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Helping the Poor Save More01/01/2010Stanford Social Innovation Review
Alliance Magazine: Do matching grants really work? Joint with Kareem Haggag12/01/2009 Alliance Magazine
Alliance Magazine: Does ad content affect consumer demand? joint with Manfred Kuhn and Jonathan Zinman 09/01/2009Alliance Magazine
Microfinance Insights: Strength in Numbers 09/01/2009Microfinance Insights
Financial Times: How Government Can Guide Small Borrowers. Joint with Jonathan Zinman04/01/2009 Financial Times
Alliance Magazine: The value of inconvenience. Joint with Chona Echavez 03/01/2009Alliance Magazine
Marketplace on National Public Radio: Microlending needs bigger ideas05/01/2008Marketplace on National Public Radio
Wall Street Journal: In Defense of Usury. Joint with Jonathan Zinman11/01/2007Wall Street Journal