Jonathan Zinman
Professor of Economics



A.k.a.:
Dad to Elias, Ella, and Irena
Husband of Mary K. Coffey
"JZ" to grad school classmates, colleagues


Department of Economics
314 Rockefeller Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3514
Cell: (603) 667-5068
Fax: (603) 646-2122

jzinman@dartmouth.edu
Office hours: usually Tues 3:30-4:30, but email me first to confirm

Some other affiliations/positions:

Academic Lead, IPA's Financial Inclusion Program and U.S. Finance Initiative
Research Affiliate/Associate, J-PAL, NBER


Fields:
Household Finance
Behavioral Economics
Development
Law and Economics
other keywords describing my research and its applications: consumer finance, microfinance,
retail finance, retail payments, small business finance, intertemporal choice, decision making, psychology and economics

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Working Papers (most titles should be clickable)

Long-Run Price Elasticities of Demand for Microcredit: Evidence from a Countrywide Field Experiment in Mexico (Oct 2017)
revised and resubmitted (2nd round), Review of Economic Studies, with Dean Karlan


Quicksand or Bedrock for Behavioral Economics? Assessing Foundational Empirical Questions (Jul 2017)
with Victor Stango and Joanne Yoong

Coming soon... Prospects for Unification in Behavioral Economics: The Glass is Half-Empty

with Victor Stango and Joanne Yoong
 
Coming soon... We Are All Behavioral, More or Less: Measuring and Using Sufficient Statistics for Behavioral Heterogeneity
with Victor Stango and Joanne Yoong

The Quest for Parsimony in Behavioral Economics: New Methods and Evidence on Three Fronts (Feb 2017
)
(This paper will be superseded by the newer papers directly above, one on each of the three fronts)
with Victor Stango and Joanne Yoong


Coming soon... Credit Building or Credit Crumbling? Selection and Treatment Effects of a Credit Builder Loan
with Jeremy Burke, Julian Jamison, Dean Karlan, and Kata Mihaly


Pecuniary Costs of Bounded Rationality: Evidence from Credit Card Debt Allocation (March 2015)
with Victor Stango

Financial Education and Access to Savings Accounts: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Ugandan Youth Clubs (May 2014)
with Julian Jamison and Dean Karlan


Archived Working Papers
Household Borrowing High and Lending Low Under No-Arbitrage (2007)

Consumer Homing on Payment Cards: From Theory to Measurement, with Chris Snyder (2007)

The Impact of Liquidity on Household Balance Sheets: Micro Responses to a Credit Card Supply Shock (2003)