IDEAS home Printed from
   My authors  Follow this author

Shawn Cole

Personal Details

First Name:Shawn
Middle Name:
Last Name:Cole
RePEc Short-ID:pco530
[This author has chosen not to make the email address public]
Harvard Business School Baker Library 271 Soldiers Field Boston, MA 02163
Terminal Degree:2005 Economics Department; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (from RePEc Genealogy)


(85%) Finance Unit
Harvard Business School
Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)

: 617.495.6000

Soldiers Field, Boston, Massachusetts 02163
RePEc:edi:fuharus (more details at EDIRC)

(7%) Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)

: 617-324-6566
30 Memorial Drive, Building E60, Room 275, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142
RePEc:edi:jpmitus (more details at EDIRC)

(4%) National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)

: 617-868-3900

1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
RePEc:edi:nberrus (more details at EDIRC)

(3%) Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)
Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)


RePEc:edi:brharus (more details at EDIRC)

(1%) Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

New Haven, Connecticut (United States)

: 203.772.2216

101 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06510
RePEc:edi:ipactus (more details at EDIRC)

Research output

Jump to: Working papers Articles

Working papers

  1. Cole, Shawn & Gine, Xavier & Vickery, James, 2014. "How does risk management influence production decisions? evidence from a field experiment," Staff Reports 692, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  2. Shawn A. Cole & A. Nilesh Fernando, 2012. "‘Mobile’izing Agricultural Advice: Technology Adoption, Diffusion and Sustainability," Harvard Business School Working Papers 13-047, Harvard Business School, revised Mar 2016.
  3. Santosh Anagol & Shawn Cole & Shayak Sarkar, 2012. "Understanding the Advice of Commissions-Motivated Agents: Evidence from the Indian Life Insurance Market," Harvard Business School Working Papers 12-055, Harvard Business School, revised Oct 2015.
  4. Shawn Cole & Martin Kanz & Leora Klapper, 2012. "Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking: Evidence from an Experiment with Commercial Bank Loan Officers," Harvard Business School Working Papers 13-002, Harvard Business School.
  5. Carpena, Fenella & Cole, Shawn & Shapiro, Jeremy & Zia, Bilal, 2011. "Unpacking the causal chain of financial literacy," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5798, The World Bank.
  6. Carpena, Fenella & Cole, Shawn & Shapiro, Jeremy & Zia, Bilal, 2010. "Liability structure in small-scale finance : evidence from a natural experimen," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5427, The World Bank.
  7. Shawn Cole & Xavier Giné & Jeremy Tobacman & Petia Topalova & Robert M. Townsend & James Vickery, 2009. "Barriers to household risk management: evidence from India," Staff Reports 373, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  8. Shawn A. Cole, 2008. "Fixing Market Failures or Fixing Elections? Agricultural Credit in India," Harvard Business School Working Papers 09-001, Harvard Business School.
  9. Shawn A. Cole & John Thompson & Peter Tufano, 2008. "Where Does it Go? Spending by the Financially Constrained," Harvard Business School Working Papers 08-083, Harvard Business School, revised Apr 2008.
  10. Shawn A. Cole, 2007. "Financial Development, Bank Ownership, and Growth. Or, Does Quantity Imply Quality?," Harvard Business School Working Papers 09-002, Harvard Business School.
  11. Abhijit Banerjee & Shawn Cole & Esther Duflo & Leigh Linden, 2005. "Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India," NBER Working Papers 11904, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.


  1. Shawn Cole & Xavier Gine & Jeremy Tobacman & Petia Topalova & Robert Townsend & James Vickery, 2013. "Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 5(1), pages 104-135, January.
  2. Cole, Shawn & Healy, Andrew & Werker, Eric, 2012. "Do voters demand responsive governments? Evidence from Indian disaster relief," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 97(2), pages 167-181.
  3. Shawn Cole & Thomas Sampson & Bilal Zia, 2011. "Prices or Knowledge? What Drives Demand for Financial Services in Emerging Markets?," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 66(6), pages 1933-1967, December.
  4. Shawn Cole, 2009. "Financial Development, Bank Ownership, and Growth: Or, Does Quantity Imply Quality?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 91(1), pages 33-51, February.
  5. Shawn Cole, 2009. "Fixing Market Failures or Fixing Elections? Agricultural Credit in India," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 1(1), pages 219-250, January.
  6. Shawn Cole & Barrett Kirwan, 2009. "Between the Corporation and the Household: Commodity Prices, Risk Management, and Agricultural Production in the United States," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 91(5), pages 1243-1249.
  7. Cole, Shawn, 2005. "Capitalism and Freedom: Manumissions and the Slave Market in Louisiana, 1725 1820," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 65(04), pages 1008-1027, December.
  8. Abhijit V. Banerjee & Shawn Cole & Esther Duflo, 2004. "Banking Reform in India," India Policy Forum, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 1(1), pages 277-332.

More information

Research fields, statistics, top rankings, if available.


Access and download statistics for all items


This author is among the top 5% authors according to these criteria:
  1. Breadth of citations across fields

Co-authorship network on CollEc

NEP Fields

NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 17 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-EXP: Experimental Economics (8) 2006-01-29 2009-07-11 2011-01-16 2012-07-14 2012-07-29 2012-08-23 2013-10-02 2014-11-01. Author is listed
  2. NEP-MFD: Microfinance (8) 2008-07-20 2009-07-11 2010-10-02 2011-01-16 2012-07-29 2012-08-23 2012-08-23 2014-11-01. Author is listed
  3. NEP-DEV: Development (7) 2006-01-01 2006-01-29 2008-07-20 2008-07-20 2009-07-11 2011-01-16 2012-08-23. Author is listed
  4. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (6) 2006-01-01 2006-01-29 2012-01-18 2012-07-14 2012-07-29 2013-10-02. Author is listed
  5. NEP-BAN: Banking (5) 2008-07-20 2008-07-20 2012-07-14 2012-07-29 2013-10-02. Author is listed
  6. NEP-CWA: Central & Western Asia (5) 2006-01-01 2006-01-29 2008-07-20 2008-07-20 2009-07-11. Author is listed
  7. NEP-CTA: Contract Theory & Applications (4) 2010-10-02 2012-07-14 2012-07-29 2013-10-02
  8. NEP-IAS: Insurance Economics (4) 2009-07-11 2010-10-02 2012-01-18 2012-08-23
  9. NEP-AGR: Agricultural Economics (3) 2008-07-20 2012-12-06 2014-11-01
  10. NEP-CBE: Cognitive & Behavioural Economics (2) 2011-10-01 2013-10-02
  11. NEP-EDU: Education (2) 2006-01-01 2006-01-29
  12. NEP-RMG: Risk Management (2) 2009-07-11 2014-11-01
  13. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (2) 2006-01-01 2006-01-29
  14. NEP-CDM: Collective Decision-Making (1) 2008-07-20
  15. NEP-MKT: Marketing (1) 2012-01-18
  16. NEP-POL: Positive Political Economics (1) 2008-07-20
  17. NEP-UPT: Utility Models & Prospect Theory (1) 2013-10-02


All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. For general information on how to correct material on RePEc, see these instructions.

To update listings or check citations waiting for approval, Shawn Cole should log into the RePEc Author Service.

To make corrections to the bibliographic information of a particular item, find the technical contact on the abstract page of that item. There, details are also given on how to add or correct references and citations.

To link different versions of the same work, where versions have a different title, use this form. Note that if the versions have a very similar title and are in the author's profile, the links will usually be created automatically.

Please note that most corrections can take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.