Sarah Pearlman
Associate Professor of Economics
Vassar College



"Dropouts, Defaulters and Continuing Clients: Client Exit from Microfinance." 2014.
    Developing Economies, Vol. 52(4)  [PAPER

"Officials Versus Thieves: Is Public or Private Expropriation More Harmful to Small Firms?" 2014.
Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 50 (6) pp. 773-788 [PAPER]

"Crime and Microenterprise Growth: Evidence from Mexico", with Ariel BenYishay. 2014.
    World Development, Vol.56, pp.139-152 

"Do Low Returns to Capital Explain Low Formal Credit Use? Evidence from Ecuador." 2014.
    Journal of Developing Areas, Vol.48(1), pp.1-19 

"A Goldsmith Exercise for Learning Money Creation", with Bob Rebelein. 2013.
    Journal of Economic Education, 
Vol.44(4), pp.372-388  [PAPER]
    [APPENDIX A]- Brief Instructor Instruction Sheet
    [APPENDIX B]- Student Instruction Sheet, including record sheets
    [APPENDIX C]- Instructor Materials, including certificates

"Ethnic Concentration and Immigrant Bank Use", with Sarah Bohn. 2013.
    Southern Economic Journal
, Vol. 79(4), pp.864-885  [PAPER] 

"Too Vulnerable For Microfinance? Risk and Vulernability as Determinants of Microfinance          Selection." 2012.   Journal of Development Studies Vol. 48(9), pp.1342-1359 [PAPER]


"Violence and Migration:Evidence from Mexico's Drug War", with Sukanya Basu. 2016. [PAPER]

"Missing Men and Women's Labor Market Outcomes", with Emily Conver and Melanie Khamis.  2016.  Paper upon request

"Homicide and Work: The Impact of Mexico's Drug War on Labor Force Participation", with Ariel BenYishay.  2013.[PAPER]

"Labor Market Outcomes when Cultural Distance is Low: The Case of Arab Immigrants in Jordan", with Karlin Gatton Paper upon request

"Flexibility Matters: Do More Rigid Loan Contracts Reduce Demand for Microfinance Loans?", 
    background paper for CAF's 2011 Reporte de Economia y Desarrollo (RED)

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Violence and  Investments in Health, with Emily Conover and Melanie Khamis 

Knowledge Spillovers and Illegal Production: The Case of Opium Production in Mexico, with Emily Owens