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Natalia Rigol is Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School. She studies the design, targetting, and delivery of financial products to the world’s poorest people, with a particular focus on financial inclusion for women. Currently, Natalia is researching the interaction between financial inclusion and corruption, the role of intra-household bargaining in resource allocation decisions among entrepreneurs in the household, and the effect of caste norms on female labour force participation. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Posts by Natalia Rigol
Despite improved connectivity, deep-rooted gender norms continue to shape access to and use of mobile technologies by women in India. This note discusses preliminary findings from a study, which sugge...
- Notes from the Field
India’s rate of female labour force participation dropped from 37% in 1990 to 28% in 2015. Can greater control over earned income incentivise women to work and influence gender norms? This article d...
Several studies find that male-operated – but not female-operated – microenterprises benefit from access to grants or loans. Applying the lens of household-level rather than individual-level inves...
Financiers across the world structure debt contracts to limit the risk of entrepreneurial lending. But debt structures that reduce risk may inhibit enterprise growth, especially among the poor.
- IGC Research on India