Type: Public event

Effects of team membership on pro-social lending in online microfinance: Large-scale field experiments on Kiva


Yan Chen, Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor, Research Professor, School of Information

Date & time

Dec 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm EST


This will be a presentation of two large-scale field experiments designed to test the hypothesis that group membership can increase participation and pro-social lending for an online crowdlending community, Kiva. The first experiment uses variations on a simple email manipulation to encourage Kiva members to join a lending team, testing which types of team recommendation emails are most likely to get members to join teams as well as the subsequent impact on lending.

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