Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Jonathan Robinson is a professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research focus is development economics, with a particular emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. His main research areas are financial inclusion and agriculture. Jonathan received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2007 and his S.B. in Economics and Political Science from MIT in 2001. He is a research affiliate of BREAD, CEGA, IPA, JPAL and the NBER, and is co-director of the Digital Credit Observatory at CEGA.
Recent work by Jonathan Robinson
Self-interviewing survey techniques substantially increase reported levels of intimate partner violence, but this may be driven by respondents’...
Cash transfers improve food security for up to two years, but without an increase in food expenditures and non-agricultural income
Improving access to saving tools helps urban Malawian microentrepreneurs save and adjust labour supply decisions
Digital credit does not appear to systematically improve lives, while the lack of transparency raises serious concerns about predatory lending