Economic Development, Asset and Poverty Dynamics, Risk and Uncertainty
My research interests ultimately stem from a desire to inform and influence policies that can positively impact the global poor. I currently co-lead a project in Nepal looking at the welfare impacts of an asset transfer program. I’m also working on several measurement papers- including how best to measure child labor and aspirations. Ongoing research has focused on microinsurance as a risk management and poverty reduction tool. In general, my research focuses on poverty dynamics and the structural foundations that keep households from making critical investments necessary for improving livelihoods.
Janzen, Sarah A., (2014). "Child Labor Measurement: Who Should We Ask?"
Janzen, Sarah A., and Michael R. Carter, (2013). “After the Drought: The Impact of Microinsurance on Consumption Smoothing and Asset Protection,” NBER Working Paper No. 19702.
Janzen, Sarah A., Michael R. Carter and Munenobu Ikegami, “Valuing Asset Insurance in the Presence of Poverty Traps.”
Carter, Michael R. and Sarah A. Janzen (2012). “Coping with Drought: Assessing the Impact of Livestock Insurance
in Kenya,” I4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative Brief 2012-01.