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As a micro development economist, my research focuses on i) markets and products for coping with risks and shocks, ii) organizational structures, and iii) microeconomic determinants of labor productivity. I study these topics in particular in the context of microfinance. I use both applied micro-econometric and experimental economics methods, such as randomized controlled trials, natural experiments, and lab-in-the-field experiments, and I usually collect primary data in low income countries.
Development Economics, Microfinance, Applied Microeconometrics, Experimental and Behavioral Economics
Czura, Kristina (2015) "Pay, peek, punish? Repayment, information acquisition and punishment in a microcredit lab-in-the-field experiment", Journal of Development Economics, 117: 119 - 133 [link]
"Flexible Microcredit: Effects on Loan Repayment and Social Pressure" with Anett John (University of Birmingham) and Lisa Spantig (University of Essex), CESifo Working Paper No. 8322 >>PDF
“Financial Market Responses to a Natural Disaster: Evidence from Local Credit Networks and the Indian Ocean Tsunami” with Stefan Klonner (University of Heidelberg), CESifo Working Paper No. 7354 >>PDF
“Do flexible repayment schedules improve the impact of microcredits? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in rural India” >>PDF
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