Replication data for: What Does Debt Relief Do for Development? Evidence from India's Bailout for Rural Households

Martin Kanz
This paper studies the impact of debt relief, using a natural experiment arising from India's \"Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme,\" one of the largest household-level debt relief initiatives in history. I find that debt relief has a substantial impact on household balance sheets, but does not affect savings, consumption and investment, as predicted by theories of debt overhang or balance sheet distress. Instead, debt relief leads to greater reliance on informal credit, reduced...
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