Research

Working Papers

“Energy Productivity and Energy Demand: Experimental Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Plants”
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“The Demand for Off-grid Solar Power: Evidence from Rural India’s Surprisingly Competitive Retail Power Market” (with Robin Burgess, Michael Greenstone and Anant Sudarshan)
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“The Competitive Effects of Transmission Infrastructure in the Indian Electricity Market.”
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Publications

“The Value of Discretion in the Enforcement of Regulation: Experimental Evidence and Structural Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India” (with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone and Rohini Pande). Accepted, Econometrica.
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“A Tale of Two Runs: Depositor Responses to Bank Solvency Risk” (with Rajkamal Iyer and Manju Puri). Journal of Finance (2016), 71 (6): 2687-2726.
[ Published ] [ NBER ] [ SSRN ]

“Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India” (with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone and Rohini Pande). Quarterly Journal of Economics (2013), 128 (4): 1499-1545.
[ Published ] [ NBER ] [ SSRN ]

“What Does Reputation Buy? Differentiation in a Market for Third-party Auditors” (with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone and Rohini Pande). American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings (2013), 103 (3): 314-319.
[ Published ]

Selected Research in Progress

“Contract Enforcement and Productive Efficiency: Evidence from the Bidding and Renegotiation of Power Procurement Contracts in India”

“The Efficiency Costs of Distorted Electricity Tariffs: Evidence from Agricultural Power in Rajasthan” (with Anant Sudarshan)

“Lighting up Bihar: Electricity Rationing and the Public Good Nature of Electricity Supply” (with Robin Burgess, Michael Greenstone and Anant Sudarshan)

“Experimental Evidence on Market-Based Instruments for Environmental Regulation” (with Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande and Anant Sudarshan)