Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia

Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, Matthew Wai-Poi
2016 Journal of Political Economy  
This paper shows that adding a small application cost to a transfer program can substantially improve targeting through self-selection. Our village-level experiment in Indonesia finds that requiring beneficiaries This project was a collaboration involving many people. We thank
doi:10.1086/685299 fatcat:dqqu6hoh5rgwhnsbvp2pqsb7ke