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The Economics of Microfinance (with Beatriz Armendariz ). Forthcoming from the MIT Press, 2005.

"Microfinance: Where do we stand?" (PDF) (with Beatriz Armendariz ). Chapter to be included in Charles Goodhart, editor, Financial Development and Economic Growth: Explaining the Links. Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. Invited presentation at the 2003 Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

"Managing Tradeoffs" (PDF). In ID21. August 2004. Special issue on “What role for microfinance? Reframing the questions.”

“The Grameen Bank Rethinks Microcredit” (In Japanese). Ajiken World Trend 106 (7) (Institute of Developing Economies. Chiba), June 2004.

"Is Microfinance an Effective Strategy to Reach the Millenium Development Goals?" (with Syed Hashemi and Elizabeth Littlefield). Focus Note No. 24. Washington, DC: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor. July 2003.

"Microfinance: Analytical issues for India" (PDF) with Stuart Rutherford. April 2003. Forthcoming in Priya Basu, ed. India's Financial Sector: Issues, Challenges and Policy Options. Oxford University Press.

“Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: What is the Bottom Line?” with Barbara Haley. (In French) In Exclusion et Liens Financiers. 2003.

Analysis of the Effects

of Microfinance on Poverty Reduction (with Barbara Haley), a report prepared by RESULTS Canada for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), November 2001 (163 pages).

"The Microfinance Schism" (PDF), October 1998. World Development 28 (4), April 2000.

"Replicating Microfinance in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges" (PDF) (with Mark Schreiner), December 2000. Chapter 1 of Replicating Microfinance in the United States. edited by Jim Carr and Zhong Yi Tong, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

"The Role of Subsidies in Microfinance: Evidence from The Grameen Bank" (PDF). Journal of Development Economics 60, October 1999, 229 - 248. One of the top 10 downloads from the JDE website, January-June 2000.

"The Microfinance Promise" (PDF). Journal of Economic Literature 37 (4), December 1999, 1569 - 1614.


“Financial Expansion and Fertility Decline: Evidence from Bangladesh,” December 2001; revised May 2004.

"Does Microfinance Really Help the Poor? New Evidence on Flagship Programs in Bangladesh" (PDF), June 1998. Presented at Stanford, UC-Berkeley, University of Washington, RAND, University of Toronto, Princeton, and Yale.

International Economic Development, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

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