Michael Callen

Associate Professor, London School of Economics.

Research Program Director. State Capabilities Program. International Growth Center.

Editorial Board Member. Review of Economic Studies.


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Political Identity: Experimental Evidence on Anti-Americanism in Pakistan [PDF][Published Version]

Journal of the European Economic Association. 2020.

(with Leonardo Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, and Noam Yuchtman)

Data and Policy Decisions: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan [PDF] [Published Version]

Journal of Development Economics. 2020.

(with Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Muhammad Yasir Khan, and Arman Rezaee)

Can Political Alignment Be Costly? [PDF][Published Version]

Journal of Politics. 2020.

(with Saad Gulzar and Arman Rezaee)

What are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka [PDF] [Appendix][Published Version]

Review of Economic Studies. 2019.

(with Suresh de Mel, Craig McIntosh, and Chris Woodruff)

Elections and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan [PDF]

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2019.

(with Eli Berman, Clark Gibson, James D. Long, and Arman Rezaee)

Damaging Democracy? Security Provision and Turnout in Afghan Elections [PDF] [Published Version]

Economics and Politics. 2019.

(with Luke N. Condra , Radha Iyengar, James D. Long, and Jacob N. Shapiro)

Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan [PDF] [Published Version]

American Economic Review. 2018.

(with Joshua Blumenstock and Tarek Ghani)

Improving Electoral Integrity with Information Communications Technology [PDF] [Published Version]

Journal of Experimental Political Science. 2016.

(with Clark Gibson, Danielle F. Jung, and James D. Long)

Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan [PDF] [Published Version]

American Economic Review. 2015.

(with James D. Long)

Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial [PDF]

Proceedings of the Fifth ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Association for Computing Machinery. 2015.

(with Joshua Blumenstock and Tarek Ghani)

Pooling Risk Among Countries [PDF] [Published Version]

Journal of International Economics. 2015.

(with Jean Imbs and Paulo Mauro)

Catastrophes and Time Preference [PDF] [Published Version]

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2015.

Violence and Risk Preference: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan [PDF] [Published Version]

American Economic Review. 2014.

(with Mohammad Isaqzadeh, James D. Long, and Charles Sprenger)

Violence, Control and Election Fraud: Evidence from Afghanistan [PDF] [Published Version]

British Journal of Political Science. 2013.

(with Nils B. Weidmann)

Improving Public Health Delivery in Punjab, Pakistan: Issues and Opportunities [PDF]

Lahore Journal of Economics. 2013.

(with Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Abdul Rehman Khan, Muhammad Yasir Khan, and Muhammad Zia Mehmood)

Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines [PDF] [Published Version]

Journal of Conflict Resolution. 2011.

(with Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, and Jacob N. Shapiro)

Working Papers

Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan [PDF]

Revise and Resubmit. Journal of the European Economic Association.

(with James Andreoni, Karrar Hussain Jaffar, Muhammad Yasir Khan, and Charles Sprenger)

Violence and Financial Decisions: Evidence from Mobile Money in Afghanistan [PDF]

(with Joshua Blumenstock and Tarek Ghani)

Covid-19 Vaccine Acceptance and Hesitancy in Low and Middle Income Countries, and Implications for Messaging [medrxiv paper] [PDF]

(with Julio S. Solís Arce, Shana S. Warren, Niccoló F. Meriggi, Alexandra Scacco, Nina McMurry, Maarten Voors, Georgiy Syunyaev, Amyn Abdul Malik, Samya Aboutajdine, Alex Armand, Saher Asad, Britta Augsburg, Antonella Bancalari, Martina Björkman Nyqvist, Ekaterina Borisova, Constantin Manuel Bosancianu, Ali Cheema, Elliott Collins, Ahsan Zia Farooqi, Mattia Fracchia, Andrea Guariso, Ali Hasanain, Anthony Kamwesigye, Sarah Kreps, Madison Levine, Rebecca Littman, Melina Platas, Vasudha Ramakrishna, Jacob N. Shapiro, Jakob Svensson, Corey Vernot, Pedro C. Vicente, Laurin B Weissinger, Baobao Zhang, Dean Karlan, Michael Callen, Matthieu Teachout, Macartan Humphreys, Saad B. Omer, Mushfiq Mobarak)