Beyond Cash: Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Shreyas K. Shrikanth. University of Texas-Austin.

In an analysis of the current state of mobile money, I observe that despite the additional economic cost of using mobile money services instead of cash, there is still a demand for mobile money services in Kenya and Tanzania. Continue reading Beyond Cash: Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

Evaluating the Impact of Microfinance on Health Decisions

By Robert Fluegge. Harvard University.

This paper attempts to understand the impact that improved access to microfinance ser- vices has on health decisions for low-income communities in developing countries. Continue reading Evaluating the Impact of Microfinance on Health Decisions

Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil

By Seth M. Morokoff. Princeton University.

Two separate theoretical frameworks suggest that employment may have a negative di- rectional effect on the probability of condom usage in the developing world. Continue reading Contraception Employed: Using Economic Models to Predict the Effect of Employment on Condom Usage in Brazil

A Framework for Selecting Quality Course Providers at Competititve Prices

By Paige Gonye, Adeeb Sahar, Kyle Vandenberg, and Scott Ferron. Stanford University.

This paper develops a coherent payment mechanism for supplemental courses that incentivizes quality student outcomes and forms the basis for practical and adaptive state level policy. Continue reading A Framework for Selecting Quality Course Providers at Competititve Prices