Michael Callen

London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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NBER Program Affiliations: DEV , POL
NBER Affiliation: Faculty Research Fellow
Institutional Affiliation: London School of Economics

NBER Working Papers and Publications

July 2017Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan
with Joshua Blumenstock, Tarek Ghani: w23590

Published: Joshua Blumenstock & Michael Callen & Tarek Ghani, 2018. "Why Do Defaults Affect Behavior? Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan," American Economic Review, vol 108(10), pages 2868-2901. citation courtesy of

June 2016The Political Economy of Public Sector Absence: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
with Saad Gulzar, Syed Ali Hasanain, Muhammad Yasir Khan: w22340
February 2016Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan
with James Andreoni, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Karrar Jaffar, Charles Sprenger: w22019
May 2015Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from a Health Experiment in Pakistan
with Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Muhammad Yasir Khan, Arman Rezaee: w21180
December 2014What are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka
with Suresh De Mel, Craig McIntosh, Christopher Woodruff: w20736

Published: Michael Callen & Suresh de Mel & Craig McIntosh & Christopher Woodruff, 2019. "What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka," The Review of Economic Studies, vol 86(6), pages 2491-2529. citation courtesy of

May 2014Identifying Ideology: Experimental Evidence on Anti-Americanism in Pakistan
with Leonardo Bursztyn, Bruno Ferman, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Noam Yuchtman: w20153
March 2014Election Fairness and Government Legitimacy in Afghanistan
with Eli Berman, Clark Gibson, James D. Long: w19949

Published: Eli Berman & Michael Callen & Clark C. Gibson & James D. Long & Arman Rezaee, 2019. "Election fairness and government legitimacy in Afghanistan," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, . citation courtesy of

November 2009Do Working Men Rebel? Insurgency and Unemployment in Iraq and the Philippines
with Eli Berman, Joseph H. Felter, Jacob N. Shapiro: w15547

Published: “Do Working Men Rebel? Unemployment and Insurgency in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Philippines.” (with Jacob Shapiro, Joseph Felter and Michael Callen), Journal of Conflict Resolution , August 2011 vol. 55 no. 4 496-528.

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