Publications of the Project: "Behavioral Biases, Financial Literacy and Borrowing Decisions" - Rationality and Competition: The Economic Performance of Individuals and Firms SFB/TRR190

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Diskussionspapiere 1682 / 2017

Does Financial Literacy Improve Financial Inclusion? Cross Country Evidence

While financial inclusion is typically addressed by improving the financial infrastructure we show that financial literacy, representing the demand-side of financial markets, also has a beneficial effect. We study this effect at the cross-country level, which allows to consider institutional variation. Regarding “access to finance”, financial infrastructure and financial literacy are mainly substitutes. ...

2017| Antonia Grohmann, Theres Klühs, Lukas Menkhoff
Diskussionspapiere 1562 / 2016

Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and if So, When?

In a meta-analysis of 126 impact evaluation studies, we find that financial education significantly impacts financial behavior and, to an even larger extent, financial literacy. These results also hold for the subsample of randomized experiments (RCTs). However, intervention impacts are highly heterogeneous: Financial education is less effective for lowincome clients as well as in low and lower-middle ...

2016| Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
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Does Financial Literacy Improve Financial Inclusion? Cross Country Evidence

While financial inclusion is typically addressed by improving the financial infrastructure, we show that a higher degree of financial literacy also has a clear beneficial effect. We study this effect at the cross-country level, which allows us to consider institutional variation. Regarding “access to finance”, financial infrastructure and financial literacy are mainly substitutes. However, regarding ...

In: World Development 111 (2018), S. 84-96 | Antonia Grohmann, Theres Klühs, Lukas Menkhoff
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and If So, When?

In a meta-analysis of 126 impact evaluation studies, we find that financial education significantly impacts financial behavior and, to an even larger extent, financial literacy. These results also hold for the subsample of randomized experiments (RCTs). However, intervention impacts are highly heterogeneous: financial education is less effective for low-income clients as well as in low- and lower-middle–income ...

In: The World Bank Economic Review 31 (2017), 3, S. 611-630 | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
Monographien

Earn More Tomorrow: Overconfident Income Expectations and Consumer Indebtedness

This paper examines whether biased income expectations due to overconfidence lead to higher levels of debt-taking. In a lab experiment, participants can purchase goods by borrowing against their future income. We exogenously manipulate income expectations by letting income depend on relative performance in hard and easy quiz tasks. We successfully generate biased income expectations and show that participants ...

Munich: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2019, 94 S.
(Discussion paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 152)
| Antonia Grohmann, Lukas Menkhoff, Christoph Merkle, Renke Schmacker
Monographien

Active Learning Improves Financial Education: Experimental Evidence

We conduct a randomized field experiment to study the effects of two financial education interventions offered to small-scale retailers in Uganda. The treatments contrast "active learning" with "traditional lecturing" within standardized lesson-plans. We find that active learning has a positive and economically meaningful impact on savings and investment outcomes, in contrast to insignificant impacts ...

2018, 73 S. | Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
Monographien

Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and if So, When?

In a meta-analysis of 126 impact evaluation studies, we find that financial education significantly impacts financial behavior and, to an even larger extent, financial literacy. These results also hold for the subsample of randomized experiments (RCTs). However, intervention impacts are highly heterogeneous: Financial education is less effective for lowincome clients as well as in low and lower-middle ...

Washington: World Bank Group, 2017, 75 S.
(Policy Research Working Paper ; 8161)
| Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
Monographien

Does Financial Education Impact Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior, and If So, When?

In a meta-analysis of 126 impact evaluation studies, we find that financial education significantly impacts financial behavior and, to an even larger extent, financial literacy. These results also hold for the subsample of randomized experiments (RCTs). However, intervention impacts are highly heterogeneous: Financial education is less effective for low-income clients as well as in low and lower-middle ...

Munich, Germany: Collaborative Research Center Transregio 190, 2017, 89 S.
(Discussion paper / Rationality & Competition, CRC TRR 190 ; 37)
| Tim Kaiser, Lukas Menkhoff
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