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Goldberg, Jessica 1979-

Works: 8 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 210 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Jessica Goldberg
Facilitating savings for agriculture : field experimental evidence from Malawi by Lasse F Brune( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We implemented a randomized intervention among Malawian farmers aimed at facilitating formal savings for agricultural inputs. Treated farmers were offered the opportunity to have their cash crop harvest proceeds deposited directly into new bank accounts in their own names, while farmers in the control group were paid harvest proceeds in cash (the status quo). The treatment led to higher savings in the months immediately prior to the next agricultural planting season, and raised agricultural input usage in that season. We also find positive treatment effects on subsequent crop sale proceeds and household expenditures. Because the treatment effect on savings was only a small fraction of the treatment effect on the value of agricultural inputs, mechanisms other than alleviation of savings constraints per se are needed to explain the treatment's impact on input utilization. We discuss other possible mechanisms through which treatment effects may have operated
Credit market consequences of improved personal identification : field experimental evidence from Malawi by Xavier Gine( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We report the results of a randomized field experiment that examines the credit market impacts of improvements in a lender's ability to determine borrowers' identities. Improved personal identification enhances the credibility of a lender's dynamic repayment incentives by allowing it to withhold future loans from past defaulters and expand credit for good borrowers. The experimental context, rural Malawi, is characterized by an imperfect identification system. Consistent with a simple model of borrower heterogeneity and information asymmetries, fingerprinting led to substantially higher repayment rates for borrowers with the highest ex ante default risk, but had no effect for the rest of the borrowers. The change in repayment rates is driven by reductions in adverse selection (smaller loan sizes) and lower moral hazard (for example, less diversion of loan-financed fertilizer from its intended use on the cash crop)
Direct and indirect effects of Malawi's public works program on food security by Kathleen Beegle( )

3 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor-intensive public works programs are important social protection tools in low-income settings, intended to supplement income of poor households and improve public infrastructure. In this evaluation of the Malawi Social Action Fund, an at-scale, government-operated program, across- and within-village randomization is used to estimate effects on food security and use of fertilizer. There is no evidence that the program improves food security, and some negative spillovers to untreated households. These disappointing results hold even under modifications to the design of the program to offer work during the lean rather than harvest season or increase the frequency of payments
Leveraging patients' social networks to overcome tuberculosis underdetection : a field experiment in India by Jessica Goldberg( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer referrals are a common strategy for addressing asymmetric information in contexts such as the labor market. They could be especially valuable for increasing testing and treatment of infectious diseases, where peers may have advantages over health workers in both identifying new patients and providing them credible information, but they are rare in that context. In an experiment with 3,182 patients at 128 tuberculosis (TB) treatment centers in India, we find peers are indeed more effective than health workers in bringing in new suspects for testing, and low-cost incentives of about $US 3 per referral considerably increase the probability that current patients make referrals that result in the testing of new symptomatics and the identification of new TB cases. Peer outreach identifies new TB cases at 25%-35% of the cost of outreach by health workers and can be a valuable tool in combating infectious disease
New unemployment insurance extension neglects one million jobless who have run out of federal unemployment benefits by Wendell E Primus( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three million jobless workers to be affected if Congress takes no action to extend and strengthen temporary federal unemployment benefits program by Wendell E Primus( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House avoids clean extension of unemployment benefits as 80,000 unemployed workers exhaust their benefits each week : state-by-state data are also disturbing by Wendell E Primus( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identification strategy : a field experiment on dynamic incentives in rural credit markets by Xavier Gine( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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