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Cynthia Kinnan
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Mailing address:

On leave, 2013-2014:
Harvard Kennedy School
Evidence for Policy Design
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

e-mail: c-kinnan (at) northwestern.edu



CURRICULUM VITAE



RESEARCH

Publications:

Kinship and Financial Networks, Formal Financial Access and Risk Reduction, with Robert Townsend. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 102(2), May 2012.


Working Papers:

Distinguishing barriers to insurance in Thai villages
This version: January 2014
Longer version (2011)

Can Networks Substitute for Contracts? Evidence From a Lab Experiment in the Field, with Arun Chandrasekhar and Horacio Larreguy
This version: July 2013
(Previously titled “Informal Insurance, Social Networks, and Savings Access: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field”)

The miracle of microfinance? Evidence from a randomized evaluation, with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Rachel Glennerster
This version: March 2014

Information, networks and informal insurance: Evidence from a lab experiment in the field, with Arun Chandrasekhar and Horacio Larreguy
This version: August 2011


Work in Progress:

Does Microfinance Foster Business Growth? The Importance of Entrepreneurial Heterogeneity, with Abhijit Banerjee, Emily Breza and Esther Duflo

Microfinance as commitment savings: Evidence from the AP crisis aftermath, with Abhijit Banerjee, Emily Breza, Esther Duflo and K. B. Prathap

The macro impacts of microfinance: Evidence from the AP crisis, with Emily Breza

The effect of mobile money on adopters’ social networks, with Alfredo Burlando and Silvia Prina

The value of health insurance: A field experiment in India, with Gabriella Conti, Kosuke Imai, Ramanan Laxminarayan, Anup Malani and Alessandra Voena

Kinship networks and limited commitment: Theory and evidence from Thailand, with Robert Townsend

Migration, insurance and credit: Evidence from China, with Shing-Yi Wang and Yongxiang Wang

Evaluating the impact of loans to private health sector providers in Nigeria, with Minki Chatterji



TEACHING

2013-2014:

On leave


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