Enterprising Psychometrics and Poverty Reduction

Enterprising Psychometrics and Poverty Reduction

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This book uses newly collected data with nearly 2000 observations across Africa and Latin America of SME owner/operators to examine if psychometric tools can distinguish the good ones from the bad ones. This book fully describes the development problem and how psychometric tools can help solve it. Moreover, it presents and develops the unique statistical methodologies to deploy psychometric tools for credit screening. This will be the single complete publication of the work to date by the entrepreneurial finance lab, created by Klinger a Khwaja. This work started as a research project at Harvard Universitya€™s center for international development, with funding from Google.org. This work is very high profile, winning the G-20 SME Finance Challenge in 2010 (global open competition to identify the best scalable solutions to unlocking SME finance- winners honored at the G-20 summit in Seoul Korea and receiving significant funding from G-20 countries for the implementation of their models).The results reviewed in this study overcome many weaknesses of previous research, often based on conveniently available ... challenge to the application of psychometrics to credit scoring, namely, small samples sizes with cross-country data.

Title:Enterprising Psychometrics and Poverty Reduction
Author: Bailey Klinger, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Carlos del Carpio
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-05-17

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