CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Pressures from peers and spouses and self-control problems as constraints to microenterprise growth: Experimental evidence from Pakistan

Project members:
Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
Uzma Afzal, Lahore School of Economics/Nottingham University
Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford
Giovanna d'Adda, Politecnico di Milano

This study will assess the role of self-control problems and peer pressures on take-up and use of a financial product by female micro-entrepreneurs in Pakistan, by combining laboratory and field experiments. This project is funded by the IGC. Pilots for this study were conducted in April, 2015.

View Centre for Economic Policy Research Discussion Paper No. 11464
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