We are grateful to the National Science Foundation, BASIS/USAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for funding research expenses, and to the lender for implementing the experiment and financing the loans. Thanks to Jonathan Bauchet and Karen Lyons for excellent research assistance. Thanks to four referees, the editor Costas Meghir, seminar participants, and numerous colleagues (in particular Gharad Bryan and Chris Udry) for helpful comments. Much of this paper was completed while Zinman worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), and we thank FRBNY—particularly Jamie McAndrews, Jamie Stewart, and Joe Tracy—for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflects those of our funders, the FRBNY, or the Federal Reserve System.
Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries With a Consumer Credit Field Experiment
Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2009
© 2009 The Econometric Society
Volume 77, Issue 6, pages 1993–2008, November 2009
How to Cite
Karlan, D. and Zinman, J. (2009), Observing Unobservables: Identifying Information Asymmetries With a Consumer Credit Field Experiment. Econometrica, 77: 1993–2008. doi: 10.3982/ECTA5781
- Issue online: 2 DEC 2009
- Version of Record online: 2 DEC 2009
- Manuscript received March, 2005; final revision received December, 2008.
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