Media, News, and Popular Writing


A New Home for Extreme Poverty: Middle-Income Countries, (with Vestal McIntyre and Lucy Page), in The New York Times, January 28, 2019.

Press Briefing: An Economic Strategy for India, University of Chicago Center in Delhi, December 2018. 

A Tough Call: Understanding barriers to and impacts of women's mobile phone adoption in India. (with Giorgia Barboni, Erica Field, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, and Charity Troyer Moore), October 2018.

How India Can Use Better Data and Regulations to Stop Industries from Choking its Cities, (with Michael Greenstone, Anant Sudarshan, and Santosh Harish) in The Indian Express, August 13, 2018.

What Happens When Investments Targeting Women's Microbusinesses go to Men? (with Arielle Bernhardt, Erica Field, and Natalia Rigol) in Ideas for India, May 2, 2018.

Skill India Can Retain Women in Workforce. (with Charity Troyer-Moore and Soledad Artiz-Prillaman) in Business Standard, March 17, 2018. Full Text

The Mobile Phone Gender Gap: Why does it matter and what can we do? (with Simone Schaner) in The Indian Express, December 14, 2017. 

Give Women Credit, (with Erica Field) in Ideas for India, November 23, 2017.

Clean Energy: Maharashtra to rate industries by density of emissions, (with Michael Greenstone, Nicholas Ryan, and Anant Sudarshan) in Business Standard, June 26, 2017.

Star Power: Maharashtra starts rating industries by emissions, (with Michael Greenstone, Nicholas Ryan, and Anant Sudarshan) in India Spend, June 26, 2017.

Getting India's Women into the Workforce: Time for a smart approach, in Ideas for India, March 10, 2017.

For a House to Become a Home, in The Indian Express, January 30, 2017.

Making Microfinance More Effective, (with Dean Karlan, Rebecca Mann, Jake Kendall, Tavneet Suri, and Jonathan Zinman) in Harvard Buisiness Review, October 5, 2016.

April wasn't January, (with Anant Sudarshan, Santosh Harish, Michael Greenstone) in The Indian Express, May 13, 2016.

How to Get India's Women Working? First, Let Them Out Of The House, (with Eric Dodge and Jennifer Johnson) in India Spend, April 9, 2016.

Five Key Lessons About Women and Work in India, (with Charity Moore and Jennifer Johnson) in India Spend, March 8, 2016.

To Cut Delhi's Air Pollution, Pinpoint The Source (with Eric Dodge), in India Spend, January 19, 2016.

Yes, Delhi, it worked (with Michael Greenstone, Santosh Harish, Anant Sudarshan) in The Indian Express, January 19, 2016.

Impersonal government is good (with Charity Moore and Eric Dodge) in The Indian Express, December 30, 2015.

Delhi November air quality threatened by Punjab farm fires (with Anish Sugathan) in Business Standard, November 24, 2015.

To get the right policy, ask the right question (with Charity Moore and Eric Dodge) in Alliance for Useful Evidence, October 14, 2015.

Closing India's Implementation Gap on Pollution Control (with Robert Rosenbaum and Kevin Rowe) in Fair Observer, August 24, 2015.

Why Aren't India's Women Working? (with Charity Troyer-Moore) in New York Times Op-Ed, August, 23, 2015.

Data poverty makes it harder to fix real poverty. That’s why the UN should push countries to gather and share data in Washington Post Op-Ed, July 20, 2015.

In Indian Villages, the Power of a Powerful Woman in New York Times Op-Ed, January 14, 2015.

Keeping Women Safe: Addressing the root causes of violence against women in South Asia in Harvard Magazine, January 2015.

This Transaction is Still Incomplete (with Erica Field, Charity Troyer-Moore, Natalia Rigol and Simone Schaner) Indian Express Op-Ed, October 24, 2014.

The Youngest are Hungriest (with Seema Jayachandran) New York Times Op-Ed, August 8, 2014.

Estimating the Loss of Life Expectancy Due to PM in India (with Michael Greenstone, Janhavi Nilekani, and Anish Sugathan) Appendix to New York Times Opinion Piece, February 9, 2014.

Designing Microfinance for the Borrower's Well-Being in the Center for Microfinance Inclusion Blog, July 19, 2013.

Lifting the Curtain on Corruption in Developing Countries (with Benjamin Olken) in, January 21, 2012.

Making Environmental Audits Honest (with Michael Greenstone, Nicholas Ryan and Esther Duflo) in Indian Express, August 5, 2011.

An Act of Commission on Emissions (with Michael Greenstone) in Indian Express, May 2, 2011.

Daring to be Different - and Right (with Michael Greenstone) in Indian Express, December 22, 2010.

Microcredit is not the Enemy (with Abhijit Banerjee, Pranab Bardhan, Esther Duflo, Erica Field, Dean Karlan, Asim Khwaja, Dilip Mookherjee and Raghuram Rajan) in Financial Times, December 13, 2010.

Help Microfinance, Don't Kill It (with Abhijit Banerjee, Pranab Bardhan, Esther Duflo, Erica Field, Dean Karlan, Asim Khwaja, Dilip Mookherjee and Raghuram Rajan) in Indian Express, November 26, 2010.

Leading by Example (with Esther Duflo) in Indian Express, March 18, 2010. 

Women in a Woeful World - Coming to Terms with Oppression in Harvard Magazine, September-October 2009.

Great Ideas, Great Minds - People's Empowerment (with Alexandra Cirone) from "30 Ideas to Change India" in India Today, September 25, 2008.

Acche Chuno? (with Abhijit V. Banerjee and Felix Su) in Hindustan Times, April 21, 2009.

Why Vote? (with Abhijit V. Banerjee, Selvan Kumar, and Felix Su) in Hindustan Times, April 13, 2009.

Is Case the Future of Politics? (with Abhijit V. Banerjee and Felix Su) in Hindustan Times, April 4, 2009.

Can Political Affirmative Action for Women Reduce Gender Bias? (with Lori Beaman, Raghab Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, and Petia Topalova) in Vox, January 8, 2009.



Public Disclosures Help Hold Politicians Accountable, in Chicago Booth Review, March 11, 2019. 

We Need to Rethink This Concept to End Extreme Poverty, Researchers Say, in Global Citizen, January 31, 2019. 

Rohini Pande on Gender, Economic Development, and De-biasing Academia, in She The People, January 12, 2019.

How Economics is Trying to Fix its Gender Problem, in The Economist, January 10, 2019. 

Affiliate Spotlight: Rohini Pande on furthering the status of women in economics, in J-PAL Newsletter, January 9, 2019.

Opinion: For the Indian Farmer, Santa Claus Came Early this Year, in LiveMint, December 25, 2018.

Why Expanding India's Direct Tax Net is Relevant, in LiveMint, December 19, 2018.

Rajan's 13: These Top Economists & Bankers can help India set its Reform Agenda, in The Print, December 17, 2018. 

Raghyram Rajan Seeks Abolition of Farm Loan Waivers from Election Manifestos, in LiveMint, December 15, 2018. 

Raghuram Rajan: India's Growth Not Creating Enough Jobs, in The Economic Times, December 14, 2018.

Raghuram Rajan, 12 Other Economists Release 'Agenda' on How India Can Grow Better, in The Wire, December 14, 2018. 

Helping the "Missing Middle", in American Economic Association, December 3, 2018

Wide Gender Gap in Mobile Phone Access is Hurting India's Women, in IndiaSpend, November 1, 2018

Harvard Economist Rohini Pande wins 2018 Carol Shaw Bell Award, in National Herald, October 27, 2018

Rohini Pande Honored by the American Economic Association. October 24, 2018

Harvard Economist Rohini Pande wins 2018 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, in, October 24, 2018

India Post Payments Bank is all Set to Take Banking to Bharat’s Doorstep, in LiveMint, September 17, 2018

'Uneducated, Unmarried Women Have Less Access to Mobile Phones': Study, in The Indian Express, September 11, 2018

660 Million Indians Could Live Longer if India Follows these 5 Recommendations, in IndiaSpend, August 30, 2018

Go for Green Tax on Industry to Cut Pollution, Foreign Experts Tell India, in The Times of India, August 14, 2018

Indians Will Live Longer if Pollution is Under Check, in The Hindu, August 13, 2018

Indians May Live 4 Years Longer if Country Achieves WHO Air Quality Standards, in The Times of India. August 13, 2018

Excessive Air Pollution Affects 660 m Indians: Researchers, in Business Standard, August 13, 2018 

You May Live a Year Longer if India Achieves its Air Quality Standards, in LiveMint, August 13, 2018

Life Expectancy in India Would Rise by a Year if India Meets its Pollution Standards: Study, in The Economic Times, August 13, 2018 

Opinion: Digitally Empowering Women in India, in LiveMint, August 7, 2018

Motherhood is Kicking Indian Women out of Work, in Foreign Policy, July 6, 2018

A Job of Her Own: Culture and the labor market keep India's women at home, in The Economist, July 5, 2018

AIIB's Approach to Gender Might not Involve a Gender Policy, in Devex, June 29, 2018

The Invisible Infrastructure: Gender Gap in Development Projects, in Medium, June 25, 2018

Reflections on Ten Years of KGFS, in Dvara Research Blog, June 1, 2018

When Women Succeed, We all do too, in The Asian Age, March 8, 2018

Melinda Gates: When Money Flows into the Hands of Women, Everything Changes, in Quartz, March 5, 2018

Gender Norms Greatest Barriers to use of Tech in Rural Areas: Facebook official, in Business Standard, December 15, 2017

Odd-even Gain Delhi Missed, in The Telegraph, November 12, 2017

Eldest Son Preference is Main Cause of Child Stunting in India, in Daily Pakistan, November 6, 2017

Six Questions with Rohini Pande, in Development Impact, The World Bank, October 18, 2017

SDGs: Why invest in human capital? in Devex, September 15, 2017

Financial Services for the Poor: India, Bill and Melinda Gates Case Study

Having a bank account can change a woman's life: Gates report in Times of India, September 13, 2017

Why Indian Workplaces Are Losing Women: Our Nationwide Investigation Begins in IndiaSpend, August 5, 2017

Maharashtra Has India's Worst Air Quality Index, Not Delhi in The Quint, June 12, 2017

What are you breathing today in Maharashtra? in India Climate Dialogue, June 5, 2017

How Indian men are keeping women out of the workforce in Hindustan Times, May 31, 2017

Housing paradox: Despite a severe shortage, 12% of houses in Indian cities are lying vacant in, May 11, 2017

Money for her or for him? Unpacking the impact of capital infusions for female entreprises in The World Bank Development Impact, May 3, 2017

Rohini Pande: "We think we know what the poor want" El Nacional, May 1, 2017

On 'time poverty' in myRepublica, March 29, 2017

Transparent policy-making makes people less cynical of their government in myRepublica, March 25, 2017

Mutual Learning in myRepublica, March 21, 2017

How moving money to the bank helps the poor in LiveMint, December 21, 2016

India pulled 86% of its cash out of circulation. It's not going well. in Vox, November 29, 2016

95% of China's Power Plants Have Pollution Filters, In India, 10% Do in IndiaSpend, November 21, 2016

Hillary Clinton, President of Women? in Liberation, November 7, 2016

Your inflexible friend in The Economist, October 8, 2016

Family pressure top constraint for female workers, says study in LiveMint, October 5, 2016

Hillary Wouldn't Be the First Female American President in The New Yorker, August 1, 2016

US Scholars Helped GPCB Navigate Through Audit Smog in Times of India, July 4, 2016

Pollutants Reduced By 18 Per Cent On Odd-Even Days: US Based Study in Economic Times. January 19, 2016

What the Ground Reality of the Panchayati Raj Act in Rajasthan Could Mean for Haryana in Caravan Magazine, December 16, 2015

Making Government Work in Harvard Gazette, November 10, 2015

Degrees of Fakery, in Times of India. July 4, 2015

14 Tips for Building a Financial System from Scratch in The Guardian, May 26, 2015

India's preference for sons has created a nation of tiny people in Quartz India, April 15, 2015

'Preference for sons' Could Help Unlock India's Nutrition Puzzle in The Hindu, April 9, 2015

How Does Innovation Happen, in the Financial Inclusion Movement and Elsewhere in The Center for Financial Inclusion, March 12, 2015

India's Air Pollution is so Bad It's Reducing Life Expectancy by 3.2 Years in Vox, February 24, 2015

Ludhiana Worries Over its PM in Times of India, March 26, 2014

See Red Flags, Hear Red Flags in New York Times, December 6, 2013

Political Strength Will Force the Issue in New York Times, May 2, 2014

Economics Journal: Identity Politics vs. Development Politics in The Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2012