Martin Kanz

Senior Economist, Development Economics

Martin Kanz is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. His research focuses on banking, behavioral economics, and the political economy of the credit market. Martin served as Deputy Director of the World Development Report Finance for an Equitable Recovery and has led numerous impact evaluations on financial sector topics, primarily in India and Southeast Asia. His research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Finance, and other leading academic publications. Martin received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard University, his M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Featured Research
  • Moral Incentives in Credit Card Debt Repayment

    Journal of Political Economy 127 (4): 1641-1683 (2019)
  • Status Goods: Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards

    Quarterly Journal of Economics 133(3): 1561-1595 (2018)
  • The Economic Effects of a Borrower Bailout: Evidence from an Emerging Market

    Review of Financial Studies 31(5): 1752-1783 (2018)
  • What Does Debt Relief Do for Development? Evidence from India’s Bailout for Rural Households

    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8(4):66-99 (2016)
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