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Dean Yang's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Giné, X., J. Goldberg, Daniel Silverman, and Dean Yang. Forthcoming. "Revising Commitments: Field Evidence on the Adjustment of Prior Choices." The Economic Journal. DOI. Abstract.

Brune, Lasse, Xavier Giné, Jessica Goldberg, and Dean Yang. 2016. "Facilitating Savings for Agriculture: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi." Economic Development and Cultural Change, 64(2): 187-220. DOI. Abstract.

Beam, Emily, David Mckenzie, and Dean Yang. 2016. "Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines." Economic Development and Cultural Change, 64(2): 323-368. DOI. Abstract.

Hicken, Allen, Stephen Leider, Nico Ravanilla, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Measuring Vote-Selling: Field Evidence from the Philippines." American Economic Review, 105(5): 352-356. DOI. Abstract.

Ashraf, Nava, Diego Aycinena, Claudia Martinez, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Savings in Transnational Households: A Field Experiment among Migrants from El Salvador." Review of Economics and Statistics, 97(2): 332-351. DOI. Abstract.

Batista, Catia, Daniel Silverman, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Directed giving: Evidence from an inter-household transfer experiment." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 118: 2-21. DOI. Abstract.

Mckenzie, David, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Evidence on Policies to Increase the Development Impacts of International Migration." World Bank Research Observer, 30(2): 155-192. DOI. Abstract.

De Arcangelis, Giuseppe, Majlinda Joxhe, David McKenzie, Erwin Tiongson, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Directing remittances to education with soft and hard commitments: Evidence from a lab-in-the-field experiment and new product take-up among Filipino migrants in Rome." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 111: 197-208. DOI. Abstract.

Ambler, Catherine, Diego Aycinena, and Dean Yang. 2015. "Channeling remittances to education: a field experiment among migrants from El Salvador." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(2): 207-232. PMCID: PMC4437739. DOI. Abstract.

Mckenzie, David, Caroline Theoharides, and Dean Yang. 2014. "Distortions in the international migrant labor market: Evidence from filipino migration and wage responses to destination country economic shocks." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 49-75. DOI. Abstract.

Seshan, Ganesh, and Dean Yang. 2014. "Motivating migrants: A field experiment on financial decision-making in transnational households." Journal of Development Economics, 108: 119-127. DOI. Abstract.

Carter, Michael R., Rachid Laajaj, and Dean Yang. 2013. "The Impact of Voucher Coupons on the Uptake of Fertilizer and Improved Seeds: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Mozambique." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95(5): 1345-1351. DOI.

Gine, X., J. Goldberg, and Dean Yang. 2012. "Credit Market Consequences of Improved Personal Identification: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi." American Economic Review, 102(6): 2923-2954. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2011. "Migrant Remittances." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 25(3): 129–52. DOI. Abstract.

Park, Albert F., Dean Yang, Xinzheng Shi, and Yuan Jiang. 2010. "Exporting and Firm Performance: Chinese Exporters and the Asian Financial Crisis." Review of Economics and Statistics, 92(4): 822-842. Abstract.

Gine, Xavier, and Dean Yang. 2009. "Insurance, credit, and technology adoption: Field experimental evidence from Malawi." Journal of Development Economics, 89(1): 1-11. DOI. Abstract.

Maccini, Sharon, and Dean Yang. 2009. "Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Economic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall." American Economic Review, 99(3): 1006-26. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "Coping with Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002." B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 8 (1) Article 13. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "Integrity for Hire: An Analysis of a Widespread Customs Reform." Journal of Law and Economics, 51 (1). DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "Can Enforcement Backfire? Crime Displacement in the Context of Customs Reform in the Philippines." Review of Economics and Statistics, 90(1): 1-14. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2008. "International Migration, Remittances, and Household Investment: Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Exchange Rate Shocks." Economic Journal, 118(528): 591-630. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean, and HwaJung Choi. 2007. "Are remittances insurance? Evidence from rainfall shocks in the Philippines." World Bank Economic Review, 21(2): 219-248. DOI. Abstract.

Yang, Dean. 2006. "Why Do Migrants Return to Poor Countries? Evidence from Philippine Migrants' Responses to Exchange Rate Shocks." Review of Economics and Statistics, 88(4): 715-735. DOI. Abstract.


Gine, Xavier, Jessica Goldberg, Shalini Sankaranarayanan, Peter Sheerin, and Dean Yang. 2012. "Use of Biometric Technology in Developing Countries." In Banking the World: Empirical Foundations of Financial Inclusion edited by Cull, R., DemirgucKunt, A., Morduch, J. MIT Press. Abstract.