Emily Breza

Assistant Professor

Finance and Economics

Joined CBS in 2012

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Emily Breza

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Teaching and research interest

Emily is an Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School. She received her Ph.D. from the MIT Economics Department and focuses on development economics and household finance in her studies. She is particularly interested in how financial decision-making interacts with both social effects and behavioral biases, and how financial product design can better integrate these factors. Some of her current research aims to use social networks to help present-biased savers better accomplish their goals. She is also involved in a project to understand the impacts of the 2010 Andhra Pradesh microfinance ordinance, which stopped all collections and lending activities of microlenders, on previous microfinance borrowers.

Courses taught

Working Papers

Mobilizing Investment Through Social Networks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field (2013)
Author(s): Emily Breza, Arun Chandrasekhar, Horacio Larreguy

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Peer Effects and Loan Repayment: Evidence from the Krishna Default Crisis (2013)
Author(s): Emily Breza

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Come Play with Me: Experimental Evidence of Information Diffusion about Rival Goods (2013)
Author(s): Abhijit Banerjee, Emily Breza, Arun Chandrasekhar, Matthew Jackson

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Savings Monitors (2013)
Author(s): Emily Breza, Arun Chandrasekhar

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Skimming Off the Top: The Unintended Consequences of Market Expansion in the Indian Dairy Industry (2013)
Author(s): Emily Breza, Arun Chandrasekhar, Ashish Shenoy

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