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I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Munich (LMU München). >>CV

My research focuses on development economics in general, and in particular, on the nexus of financial product design in microfinance, vulnerability and risk coping, and borrower and client welfare. I am especially interested in how households use microfinancial products to cope with adverse income shocks and how such products should be designed to meet microfinance clients' needs. For the analyses, I apply microeconometric methods, especially program evaluation techniques in randomized control trials and natural experiments, and experimental economic techniques in lab experiments in the field.

Research Interests: 

Development Economics, Microfinance, Applied Microeconometrics, Experimental Economics

Journal Articles

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 to journal website]

Kemper, Czura, Schumacher (forthcoming) "Unfair incentives: a behavioral note on sharecropping", Economics of Transition


Working Papers and Work in Progress

“Does semi-formal credit help to cope with aggregate shocks?  Evidence from Roscas and the Indian Ocean Tsunami” with Stefan Klonner (University of Heidelberg) >>PDF

“Do flexible repayment schedules improve the impact of microcredits? Evidence from a randomized evaluation in rural India” >>PDF

"Willingness to pay for microinsurance and flexibility: Evidence from an agricultural investment lab-in-the-field experiment in Senegal" with Vianney Dequiedt (CERDI - Université d'Auvergne) >>Policy Brief

... more research

Contact Information

Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München

Seminar für Wirtschaftstheorie

Ludwigstr. 28 Rgb.

80539 München, Germany

E-mail:  kristina.czura@econ.lmu.de      

Homepage: www.kristinaczura.de

Phone: +49 (0) 89 /  2180 2926