Popular Writing

International BankerCan Banks Play a Role in Improving Resilience to Climate Change?06/17/2019
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewBehavioral Economics and Donor Nudges: Impulse or Deliberation, Joint with: Piyush Tantia, Sarah Welch 01/15/19
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewTen Reasons Not to Measure Impact-and What to Do Instead. Joint with Mary Kay Gugerty06/01/2018
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewCash as Capital, Joint with: Chris Blattman, Michael Faye, Paul Niehaus, Chris Udry07/1/2017
Harvard Business ReviewMaking Microfinance More Effective, Joint with: Rebecca Mann, Jake Kendall, Rohini Pande, Tavneet Suri, Jonathan Zinman10/01/2016
Council on Foreign RelationsFive Questions with Dean Karlan02/01/2016
New York TimesWhat Data Can Do to Fight Poverty, Joint with: Annie Duflo01/01/2016
Council on Foreign RelationsWill Setting Goals End Hunger? What’s Next for the SDGs…12/01/2015
Scientific AmericanMore Evidence, Less Poverty10/01/2015
ReutersNew Data Reveals Which Approach to Helping the Poor Actually Works06/01/2015
Los Angeles TimesHere's How to Determine if That Charity is Worth Your Dollars12/01/2014
Project SyndicateThe Best Ways to Give12/01/2014
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewThe Next Stage of Financial Inclusion09/01/2014
New York TimesWhy You Should Root for Nigeria (or Brazil, Mexico or Ghana)06/01/2014
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewMeasuring Impact Isn't for Everyone, Joint with: Mary Kay Gugerty04/2/2014
FreakonomicsCharity “Shoppers” vs. Charity Investors12/01/2013
FreakonomicsThe Millennium Ethical Fallacy: Why Ignore Future Children?09/01/2013
FreakonomicsTo Test or Not to Test04/01/2013
FreakonomicsNow Hiring03/01/2013
FreakonomicsWhat Can We Learn From Congress and African Farmers About Losing Weight?01/01/2013
Wall Street JournalYour Own Private Fiscal Cliff01/01/2013
FreakonomicsCharitable Giving: Why Fewer Is More12/01/2012
FreakonomicsAn Economist’s Guide to Year-End Charitable Giving 12/01/2012
FreakonomicsCandy We Still Believe In: A Halloween Experiment 11/01/2012
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewChanging Savings Habits, Joint with: Annie Duflo10/1/2012
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewDevelopment Controversy a Sign of Sophistication, Joint with: Caroline Fiennes 08/7/2012
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewDevelopment Controversy a Sign of Sophistication, Joint with Caroline Fiennes08/01/2012
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewCan Management Consulting Help Small Firms Grow?, Joint with: Annie Duflo 07/1/2012
Boston ReviewEvaluate (Response to Toyama's article) 06/01/2012
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewTraining to Save?, Joint with Annie Duflo 05/31/2012
The Christian Science MonitorMicrofinance Works, Even Without a Hollywood Ending. Joint with Jacob Appel 05/01/2011
Foreign PolicyYou Can't Always Get What You Want. Joint with Jacob Appel05/01/2011
Financial TimesMicrocredit is Not the Enemy, Joint with: Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Erica Field, Asim Khwaja, Dilip Mookherjee, Rohini
Pande, Raghuram Rajan
The Indian ExpressHelp Microfinance, Don't Kill It.
With A.Banerjee, P.Bardhan, E.Duflo, E.Field, A.Khwaja, D.Mookherjee, R.Pande,R.Rajan
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewSurvival of the Deviant09/01/2010
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewHelping the Poor Save More01/01/2010
Alliance MagazineDo Matching Grants Really Work? Joint with Kareem Haggag12/01/2009
Alliance MagazineDoes Ad Content Affect Consumer Demand? Joint with Manfred Kuhn and Jonathan Zinman 09/01/2009
Microfinance InsightsStrength in Numbers 09/01/2009
Financial TimesHow Government Can Guide Small Borrowers. Joint with Jonathan Zinman04/01/2009
Alliance MagazineThe Value of Inconvenience. Joint with Chona Echavez 03/01/2009
Marketplace on National Public RadioMicrolending Needs Bigger Ideas05/01/2008
Wall Street JournalIn Defense of Usury. Joint with Jonathan Zinman11/01/2007