Sarah Pearlman
Associate Professor of Economics
Vassar College



"Violence and Migration: Evidence from Mexico's Drug War", with Sukanya Basu. 2017.  IZA Journal of Development and Migration, Vol. 7:18 [PAPER]

"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]


"Gender Imbalances and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Widescale Mexican Migration", with Emily Conver and Melanie Khamis.  2017.  Paper upon request

"Violence and Labor Market Activity: Evidence from Mexico's Drug War", with Sukanya Basu.  2018. Paper upon request 

"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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"Why Don't Women Code? Media Exposure, Education and Occupational Choice in U.S. Labor Markets", with Emily Conover and Melanie Khamis 

"Reverse Migration Trends and Local Labor Markets", with Emily Conover and Melanie Khamis