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  • DIW Weekly Report 37 / 2022

    Consumer Debt: Many Borrowers Unaware of Their Interest Rates; Cost Display Influences Likelihood of Accepting Credit Scenario

    The consumer debt of households in Germany totals in the triple-digit billions and is characterized by a wide range of interest rates. Despite the high volume of debt, many people do not know the terms of their consumer credit contracts. This report analyzes new survey data on general knowledge about typical forms of consumer credit, such as the overdraft facility and consumer loans. Women tend to ...

    2022| Antonia Gipp, Jana Hamdan, Lukas Menkhoff
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    Active Learning Improves Financial Education: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

    We conduct a randomized field experiment to study the effects of two financial education interventions offered to small-scale retailers in rural western Uganda. The treatments contrast “active learning” with traditional “lecturing” within standardized lesson-plans. After six months, active learning has a positive effect on savings and investment outcomes, in contrast to small or zero effects for lecturing. ...

    In: Journal of Development Economics 157 (2022), 102870, 9 S. | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
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    Financial Education Matters: Testing the Effectiveness of Financial Education Across 76 Randomized Experiments

    Do financial education programs affect financial knowledge and behaviors? We examine this question using a meta-analysis that incorporates studies from the past decade, which saw a rapid increase in financial education research. When examining data from 76 financial education randomized experiments across 33 countries covering over 160,000 individuals, we find that financial education improves both ...

    Denver: NEFE, 2022, 9 S.
    (Insights: Financial Capability ; April 2022)
    | Tim Kaiser, Annamaria Lusardi, Lukas Menkhoff, Carly Urban
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    Locus of Control and Investment in Training

    We extend standard models of work-related training by explicitly incorporating workers’ locus of control into the investment decision through the returns they expect. Our model predicts that higher internal control results in increased take-up of general, but not specific, training. This prediction is empirically validated using data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). We provide empirical ...

    In: Journal of Human Resources 57 (2022), 4, S. 1311-1349 | Marco Caliendo, Deborah A. Cobb-Clark, Cosima Obst, Helke Seitz, Arne Uhlendorf
  • DIW Roundup 140 / 2022

    The Impact of Price Display on Financial Decisions

    Credit decisions play an important role for the economic wellbeing of households. However, the complexity of products and varying price information display makes it hard for consumers to navigate this field. Empirical evidence has important implications for consumer protection policies, as many people fail to make optimal choices for themselves and struggle to understand credit cost information. Presenting ...

    2022| Antonia Gipp
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    Essays on the Impact of Behavioral Aspects and Education for Financial Development: Dissertation

    Diese Arbeit untersucht den Einfluss verhaltensökonomischer Aspekte und Bildung für die finanzielle Entwicklung. Sie besteht aus vier Kapiteln, welche jeweils ein separates Forschungspapier darstellen. Die Kapitel decken folgende Themen ab: Determinanten einer impulsiven Kreditaufnahme, Hindernisse bei finanzieller Inklusion, die Auswirkungen von finanzieller Bildung und die finanziellen Folgen eines ...

    Berlin: Humboldt-Univ., 2022, XVI, 186 S. | Jana Samira Hamdan
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    Financial Education Affects Financial Knowledge and Downstream Behaviors

    We study the rapidly growing literature on the causal effects of financial education programs in a meta-analysis of 76 randomized experiments with a total sample size of over 160,000 individuals. Many of these experiments are published in top economics and finance journals. The evidence shows that financial education programs have, on average, positive causal treatment effects on financial knowledge ...

    In: Journal of Financial Economics 145 (2022), S. 255–272 | Tim Kaiser, Annamaria Lusardi, Lukas Menkhoff, Carly Urband
  • Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

    Financial Education is Effective and Efficient

    In: VoxEU.org (17.02.2022), [Online-Artikel] | Lukas Menkhoff, Tim Kaiser, Annamaria Lusardi, Carly Urban
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    Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion, and Unmet Opportunities: Evidence from Uganda

    Mobile money is an important instrument to improve the degree of financial inclusion, especially in developing countries. However, having a mobile money account does not imply that this account is actually used. In our sample, 86% of microentrepreneurs own a mobile money account, but only 49% actively use it – the resulting gap indicates unmet opportunities. We estimate that mobile money reaches up ...

    In: Journal of Development Studies 58 (2022), 4, S. 671-691 | Jana S. Hamdan, Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Lukas Menkhoff
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    Financial Literacy and Intra-household Decision Making: Evidence from Rwanda

    Research has consistently shown that women’s involvement in household decision making positively affects household outcomes such as nutrition and education of children. Is financial literacy a determinant for women to participate in intra-household decision making? Using data on savings groups in Rwanda, we examine this relationship and show that women with higher financial literacy are more involved ...

    In: Journal of African Economies 30 (2021), 3, S. 225–250 | Antonia Grohmann, Annekathrin Schoofs
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