A Roundup of Recent and Ongoing Mobile Money Research in Economics

November 7, 2013

Financial Access Initiative

In this blog post, Jean Lee looks at the growing body of research on mobile money. She highlights a number of studies, including those by CFSP Members Tavneet Suri and Christopher Woodruff, and CFSP Seed Grantees Emily Breza and Cynthia Kinnan.   As Lee notes, Suri's study in Kenya (joint with William Jack) provides compelling evidence that mobile money helps poor people smooth economic shocks, as compared to those without access to mobile money.