Professor of Economics, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego
Craig McIntosh is a development economist whose work focuses on program evaluation. His main research interest is the design of institutions which promote the provision of financial services to micro-entrepreneurs. He has conducted field evaluations of innovative anti-poverty policies in Mexico, Guatemala, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. He is currently working on research projects investigating how to boost savings among the poor, on whether schooling can be used as a tool to fight HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, and on mechanisms to improve the long-term viability of Fair Trade markets.
Recent work by Craig McIntosh
The limited effect of a mobile-linked deposit service on increasing savings: Evidence from Sri Lanka
A digital mobile-deposit service reduced deposit transaction costs but did not increase savings
Information services can substantially increase the productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers as long as certain criteria are met