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Emily Breza joined the Economics Department at Harvard University as an Assistant Professor in January 2017. She received her
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How microfinance can help entrepreneurs escape the poverty trap
The idea of poverty traps being important for microenterprises is captured in the adage “it takes money to make money”. This article reports on a study following households in India exposed to dif...
- Abhijit Banerjee Emily Breza Esther Duflo Cynthia Kinnan
- 15 May, 2020
Measuring the equilibrium impacts of credit: Evidence from India’s 2010 microfinance crisis
In October 2010, the government of Andhra Pradesh issued an emergency ordinance, bringing microfinance activities in the state to a complete halt and causing a nationwide shock to the liquidity of len...
- Emily Breza Cynthia Kinnan
- 13 July, 2018
Labour rationing and forced entrepreneurship in village India
When individuals are rationed out of the labour market, this not just decreases welfare but can also create labour misallocation as rationed workers may turn to less-productive self-employment activit...
- Emily Breza Supreet Kaur Yogita Shamdasani
- 31 December, 2015
- IGC Research on India