The purpose of this paper is to examine di¤erent economet- ric approaches aiming to evaluate the impact of microcredit on poverty. Starting with a brief description of microcredit and the most common kinds of statistical biases connected to these stud- ies, I describe the principal characteristics of Non-Randomized and Randomized approaches, in order to highlight strengths and weaknesses concerning the application of such methodologies.

Microcredit and poverty. An overview of the principal statistical methods used to measure the program net impacts

Cristina Elisa Orso
2011-01-01

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The purpose of this paper is to examine di¤erent economet- ric approaches aiming to evaluate the impact of microcredit on poverty. Starting with a brief description of microcredit and the most common kinds of statistical biases connected to these stud- ies, I describe the principal characteristics of Non-Randomized and Randomized approaches, in order to highlight strengths and weaknesses concerning the application of such methodologies.
Microcredit, poverty, program impact, randomized approach, non-randomized approach
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