Working Paper Release


Today, I’ve released a working paper entitled “ Crowd-Sourced Microfinance and Cooperation in Group Lending,” based on original research conducted in the Cooperation Group at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society.  The paper observes 120 Kiva “Lending Teams,” and evaluates whether their openness, size, and categorization does or does not impact group lending behavior.  The working paper attempts to create an empirical taxonomy of both the top- and bottom-performing Kiva Lending Teams, and seeks to better understand how coherence around various forms of human identity can impel greater  cooperation.  While this study seeks to better understand the cooperative dynamics of many-to-one and many-to-many crowd-sourced microfinance, the observations are fungible.

For more information on the March 2010 working paper release, please see:

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  1. Ferril Irham M

    April 6, 2010 @ 6:24 am


    Good information, i love it

  2. Ratz

    August 27, 2011 @ 10:35 am


    Useful and informative study review..

  3. Ana

    September 26, 2011 @ 6:04 am


    Useful info about working paper release..

  4. sad quotes

    October 24, 2011 @ 8:08 pm


    I appreciate about the update on working paper release from kiva. Informative one!