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    • The Marginal Disutility from Corruption in Social Programs: Evidence from Program Administrators and Beneficiaries 

      Gaduh, Arya; Hanna, Rema; Olken, Benjamin (Harvard Kennedy School, 2023-01)
      Concerns about fraud in welfare programs are common arguments worldwide against such programs. We conducted a survey experiment with over 28,000 welfare program administrators and over 19,000 beneficiaries in Indonesia to ...
    • It’s Not Your Fault: Reducing Stigma Increases Take-up of Government Programs 

      Lasky-Fink, Jessica; Linos, Elizabeth (Harvard Kennedy School, 2023-01)
      This paper examines the role of stigma, an often cited, but understudied barrier to take-up of safety net programs. In two field experiments (N = 117,073), we find that subtle changes to the framing of rental assistance—one ...
    • The Formality Effect 

      Linos, Elizabeth; Lasky-Fink, Jessica; Larkin, Chris; Moore, Lindsay; Kirkman, Elspeth (Harvard Kennedy School, 2023-01)
      This paper documents the existence of a “Formality Effect” in government communications. Across three online studies and three field experiments in different policy contexts (total N = 67,632), we show that, contrary to ...