Description: This lecture covers the research methods used to evaluate microcredit programs.
Instructor: Prof. Robert M. Townsend
- Introduction to lecture
- Review of literature on evaluations of microcredit; emphasis on importance of heterogeneity
- Introduction to Townsend and Kaboski (2012) on Million Baht Fund program
- Description of data pre- and post-intervention
- Discussion of reduced form results
- Discussion of structural results