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Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski, Yongseok Shin
Papers | American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings | Forthcoming | 2014
Building on Buera and Shin (2013) and Buera, Kaboski and Shin (2011), we use a quantitative general equilibrium model of occupational choice with frictions in credit markets to analyze the aggregate and distributional impacts of a one-time,...
Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski, Yongseok Shin
Slides | 2012

This presentation was given by Joseph Kaboski, with co-authors Francisco Buera and Yongseok Shin, at the "Financial Deepening, Macro-Stability, and Growth in Developing Countries"...

Joseph Kaboski, Robert M. Townsend
Papers | American Economic Journal: Applied Economics | 4 | 2 | 2012

This paper evaluates the short-term impact of Thailand’s Million Baht Village Fund program, among the largest scale government microfinance initiative in the world, using pre- and postprogram panel data and quasi-experimental cross-...

Joseph Kaboski, Robert M. Townsend
Papers | Econometrica | 79 | 5 | 2011

Winner, 2012 Frisch Medal in Econometrics. This paper uses a structural model to understand, predict, and evaluate the impact of an exogenous microcredit intervention program, the Thai Million Baht...

Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski, Yongseok Shin
Papers | American Economic Review | 101 | 5 | 2011

Income differences across countries primarily reflect differences in total factor productivity (TFP). More disaggregate data suggest that the TFP gap between rich and poor countries varies systematically across industrial sectors of the economy...

Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski, Yongseok Shin
Working Papers | NBER Working Paper No. 17905 | 2011

This paper provides a quantitative evaluation of the aggregate and distributional impacts of economy-wide microfinance or other credit programs targeted toward small-scale entrepreneurs.  In our analysis, we find that the redistributive...

Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski
Papers | Journal of the European Economic Association | 7 | 2-3 | 2009

Two traditional explanations for structural changes are sector-biased technological progress and non-homothetic preferences. This paper integrates both into an otherwise standard growth model and quantitatively evaluates them vis-a-vis time...

Joseph Kaboski, Francisco J. Buera
Working Papers | 2009

This paper analyzes the role of specialized high-skilled labor in the growth of the service sector as a share of the total economy. Empirically, we emphasize that the growth has been driven by the consumption of services. Rather than being...

Francisco J. Buera, Joseph Kaboski
Working Papers | 2008

Structural change involves a broad set of trends: (i) sectoral reallocations, (ii) rich movements of productive activities between home and market, and (iii) an increase in the scale of productive units. After extending these facts, we develop...

Joseph Kaboski, Robert M. Townsend
Papers | Journal of the European Economic Association | 3 | 1 | 2005

This paper uses variation in policies and institutional characteristics to evaluate the impacts of village-level microfinance institutions in rural Thailand. To identify impacts, we use policies related to the successful/unsuccessful provision...