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Department of Economics
Northwestern University
2001 Sheridan Road
Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA

My office is Room 3239

Telephone: 847-491-5394
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e-mail: l-beaman (at)




Can Network Theory-based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption? (with Ariel BenYishay, Jeremy Magruder and Mushfiq Mobarak), June 2015

Selection into Credit Markets: Evidence from Agriculture in Mali (with Dean Karlan, Bram Thuysbaert, and Christopher Udry), August 2015.

Do Job Networks Disadvantage Women? Evidence from a Recruitment Experiment in Malawi (with Jeremy Magruder and Niall Keleher), August 2015.

Saving for a (not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali (with Dean Karlan and Bram Thuysbaert), October 2014.


Social Networks and the Labor Market, Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Networks, eds. Yann Bramoulle, Andrea Galeotti and Brian Rogers, forthcoming.

Minding Small Change among Small Firms in Kenya (with Jeremy Magruder and Jonathan Robinson), Journal of Development Economics, vol 108, pp. 69-86, May 2014.
Also available: Changeout survey.

Profitability of Fertilizer: Experimental Evidence from Female Rice Farmers in Mali (with Dean Karlan, Bram Thuysbaert and Chris Udry) AER: Papers & Proceedings, vol 103 (3), pp. 381-386, May 2013.

Who Gets the Job Referral? Evidence from a Social Networks Experiment (with Jeremy Magruder) American Economic Review, vol 102 (7) pp. 3574-3593, December 2012.

Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India (with Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Petia Topalova) Science, January 2012.
Supplemental materials available here.

Do Household Definitions Matter in Survey Design? Results from a Randomized Survey Experiment in Mali (with Andrew Dillon) Journal of Development Economics, vol 98 (1): pp: 124-135, May 2012.

Social Networks and the Dynamics of Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Refugees Resettled in the U.S. Review of Economic Studies, vol 79 (1): pp. 128-161, January 2012.

Politics as a Male Domain and Empowerment in India (with Rohini Pande and Alexandra Cirone) Oxford University Press, 2012.

Political Reservation and Substantive Representation: Evidence from Indian Village Councils (with Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Petia Topalova) India Policy Forum, 2010.

Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Prejudice? (with Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, Rohini Pande and Petia Topalova) Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol 124 (4), November 2009.
Also available: web data appendix and web appendix tables.

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