Michael Callen

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Rubenstein-118
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 46
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Email: Michael_Callen@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Trudi Bostian (617-495-9965)
Michael Callen

Profile

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.

Courses

Fall

  • API-201-B Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

Research

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 2015).
    • 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): 123-148.
  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • 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.

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