Office: Arthur Andersen Hall, Room 3222
Research Interests: Development economics
PhD: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
Cynthia Kinnan's research focuses on how households in developing countries use financial products and informal insurance networks to finance investments, save, and cope with risk. She is particularly interested in the causes of missing markets, in the interaction between risk and household investment, in social networks, and in microfinance. She is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and Northwestern's Institute for Policy Research.