- Office Address
- Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Michael Callen is an Assistant Professor at the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University. His recent work uses
experiments to identify ways to address accountability and service
delivery failures in the public sector, working primarily in
Afghanistan and in Pakistan. His primary interests are political
economy, development economics, and experimental economics.
Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods
Public Policy and Service Delivery in Weak States
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Callen, Michael, Jean Imbs, and Paolo Mauro. "Pooling Risk Among
Countries." Journal of International Economics (January
Callen, Michael, and James D. Long. "Institutional Corruption and
Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan."
American Economic Review 105.1 (January 2015): 354-381.
Callen, Michael, Mohammad Isaqzadeh, James D. Long, and Charles
Sprenger. "Violence and Risk Preference: Experimental Evidence from
Afghanistan." American Economic Review 104.1 (January 2014):
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Callen, Michael, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Yasir Khan, and Arman
Rezaee. "Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Evidence from
a Health Experiment in Pakistan." HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series RWP15-023, May 2015.
Callen, Michael, Suresh De Mel, Craig McIntosh, and Christopher
Woodruff. "What Are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental
Evidence from Sri Lanka." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
RWP15-011, March 2015.
- Research Papers/Reports
Blumenstock, Joshua, Michael Callen, Tarek Ghani, and Lucas Koepke.
"Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Money in Afghanistan: Evidence
from a Randomized Control Trial." International Conference on
Information and Communication Technologies and Development,
Association for Computing Machinery, April 2015.