Books and Book Chapters

Explore books and chapters in the field of financial systems and poverty that were supported by CFSP or written by Consortium researchers.

Xavier Gine, Lev Menand, Robert M. Townsend, James Vickery

Rainfall index insurance provides a payout based on measured local rainfall during key phases of the agricultural season, and in principle can help rural households...

Recent Books

Xavier Gine, Lev Menand, Robert M. Townsend, James Vickery
The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Economy | Chetan Ghate | Oxford University Press | 167-194 | 2012

Rainfall index insurance provides a payout based on measured local rainfall during key phases...

Christopher Udry
The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa | Ernest Aryeetey, Shantayanan Devarajan, Ravi Kanbur, Louis Kasekende | Oxford University Press | 410-415 | 2012

From the colonial period until the present day, there have been recurring worries that the...

Robert M. Townsend
Oxford University Press | New York | 2011

Growth, Inequality, and Policy Evaluation in Thailand

Unique in its approach...

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Public Affairs | 320 | 2011

For more than fifteen years Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo have worked with the poor in...

Krislert Samphantharak, Robert M. Townsend
Cambridge University Press | New York | 2010

An Analysis of Household Finance Using Integrated Household Surveys and Corporate...

Anna Paulson, Una Okonkwo Osili
Insufficient Funds | Rebecca M. Blank, Michael S. Barr | Russell Sage Foundation | New York, NY | 285-318 | 2009

This paper explores three broad areas that influence immigrants’ wealth accumulation and...

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo
Handbook of Developmental Economics, vol. 1a | Philippe Aghion and Steven N. Durlauf | North-Holland | Oxford, UK | 474-552 | 2008

Growth theory has traditionally assumed the existence of an aggregate production function,...

Christopher Udry, Jonathan Conning
Handbook of Agricultural Economics, vol. 3 | Robert Evenson and Prabhu Pingali | North-Holland | Oxford, UK | 2858-2908 | 2007

This review examines portions of the vast literature on rural financial markets and household...

Robert M. Townsend
Understanding Poverty | Abhijit Banerjee, Roland Bénabou,and Dilip Mookherje | Oxford University Press | New York | 357-364 | 2006

The purpose of this essay is to show how credit markets influence development and to argue...

Christopher Udry, Rohini Pande
Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications, Ninth World Congress | Richard Blundell, Whitney K. Newey and Torsten Persson | Oxford University Press | New York | 349-412 | 2006

A View from Below

In this paper we argue the case for greater exploitation...