My main area of research is in development economics, with particular interests in governance, decentralization, public goods provision, and organizations of the poor. I've recently developed a keen interest in understanding (and trying to measure) the longer-term impacts and general equilibrium effects of development interventions.
Engaging Undergraduates in Economics (with Jeffrey Miron)
The Journal of Economic Education. 2015.
Gender and Public Goods Provision in Tamil Nadu's Village Governments (with Xiaobo Zhang)
The World Bank Economic Review. 2015.
Village Governments, Gender, and Public Goods Provision in Tamil Nadu (with Xiaobo Zhang)
World Bank Research Digest. 2014.
Comparing the Evolution of Spatial Inequality in China and India: A Fifty-Year Perspective (with Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang), in Francois Bourguignon and Boris Pleskovic (eds.) "Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics Regional 2007: Beyond Transition." 2007.