Senior Economist, World Bank
Martin Kanz is a Senior Economist in the finance team of the Development Research Group. His research focuses on banking, behavioral economics, and the political economy of the credit market. Martin has led numerous field experiments and impact evaluations on financial sector topics, primarily in India and Southeast Asia. His research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, and other leading academic publications. Martin received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, his M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Recent work by Martin Kanz
Learning to navigate a new financial technology: Evidence from Bangladesh
How do consumers learn to navigate a new financial technology? An experiment with workers from Bangladesh suggests that experience makes a difference
Learning-by-doing: Navigating financial technologies among Bangladeshi factory workers
How automatic payments can help individuals save more and better protect themselves against consumer risks
Morality and credit card debt repayment in Indonesia
Do people care about morality when it comes to economic decisions with high financial stakes? An experiment with an Islamic bank's credit card...
Leonardo Bursztyn Stefano Fiorin Daniel Gottlieb Martin Kanz