Publications in Economics

Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs Worldwide (joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Gabriel Kreindler, and Benjamin A. Olken), accepted at the World Bank Research Observer.

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service in India (joint with Shing-Yi Wang). NBER Working Paper #19649, forthcoming at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

The Devil is in the Details:  Experimental Evidence on Bureaucratic Reform in India (joint with with Iqbal Dhaliwal), Journal of Development Economics, January 2017.

Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia (joint with Abhijit Banerjee, Jordan Kyle, Ben Olken, and Sudarno Sumarto), (older version in NBER Working Paper w20923), Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming.

"The Design of Anti-Poverty Programs,” with Dean Karlan, the Handbook of Field Experiments, forthcoming.

Implications of Climate Change for Children in Developing Countries (joint with Paulina Oliva), forthcoming in the Future of Children Issue on Climate Change, Princeton-Brookings, Spring 2016.

Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia (joint with with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun Chandraskhar, and Ben Olken), American Economic Review, July 2016.

Self-Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia (joint with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari and Matthew Wai-Poi), Journal of Political Economy, April 2016. Appendix.

Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves (joint with Esther Duflo and Michael Greenstone), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, February 2016.

Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City (joint with Eva Arceo and Paulina Olivia), Economic Journal, January 2016.

Moving Up the Energy Ladder: The Effect of a Permanent Increase in Assets on Fuel Consumption Choices in India (joint with Paulina Oliva), forthcoming in the American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2015. Appendix.

The Effect of Pollution on Labor Supply: Evidence From a Natural Experiment in Mexico City (joint with Paulina Oliva), Journal of Public Economics, February 2015. Appendix 1Appendix 2.

Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India (joint with Michael Greenstone), American Economic Review, October 2014. Appendix.

Learning by Noticing: Theory and Evidence through a Field Experiment (joint with Sendhil Mullainathan and Josh Schwartstein), Quarterly Journal of Economics, June 2014.

Corruption (joint with Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan). Handbook of Organizational Economics, Princeton University Press, 2013.

Discrimination in Grading (joint with Leigh Linden). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, November 2012. Appendix.

Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School (joint with Esther Duflo and Stephen Ryan). American Economic Review, June 2012. Appendix.

Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia (joint with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Julia Tobias, and Ben Olken). American Economic Review, June 2012. Appendix.

U.S. Environmental Regulation and FDI: Evidence from a Panel of US-Based Multinational Firms. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 2(3), pp. 158-89, July 2010.

The Impact of Inspections on Plant-Level Air Emissions (joint with Paulina Oliva). Berkeley Electronic Press Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions), Vol. 10(1), Article 19, March 2010.

Affirmative Action in Education: Evidence from Engineering College Admissions in India (joint with Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan). Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 94 (1-2), pp. 16-29, February 2010.

Obtaining a Driving License in India: An Experimental Approach to Studying Corruption (joint with Marianne Bertrand, Simeon Djankov and Sendhil Mullainathan). Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 122(4), pp. 1639-76, November 2007.