Working Papers

Environmental Harms and Regulation

Can Pollution Markets Work in Developing Countries? Experimental Evidence From India (with Michael Greenstone, Anant Sudarshan, and Nicholas Ryan) Working Paper, March 2023.

Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning (B. Kelsey Jack, Seema Jayachandran, and Namrata Kala) Working Paper.

Systemic inequality and public policy in democracies

Public Information is an Incentive for Politicians: Experimental Evidence from Delhi Elections” (with Abhijit Banerjee, Nils Enevoldsen, and Michael Walton), AEJ: Applied :(Conditionally Accepted).

Does Revolution Work? Evidence from the Birth of Nepal’s Federal Democracy (with Bhishma Bhusal, Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar, Soledad Prillaman and Deepak Singhania) Working Paper.
Abstract | Draft available on request

Updating the State: Information Acquisition Costs and Public Benefits Delivery (with Eric Dodge, Yusuf Neggers and Charity Moore) Working Paper.
Draft available on request

Do Informed Voters make Better Choices? Experimental Evidence from Urban India,” (with Abhijit Banerjee, Selvan Kumar and Feliz Su) Working Paper.

Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption,” (with Abhijit Banerjee) Working Paper.

Financial inclusion and equalizing opportunity

Understanding Rural Households’ Time Use in a Developing Setting: Validating a Low-Cost Time Use Module” (with Erica Field, Natalia Rigol, Simone Schaner, Elena Stacy, and Charity Troyer Moore), under revision, Journal of Development Economics. | Online Appendix

Banking on Transparency for the Poor: Experimental Evidence from India (with Erica Field, Natalia Rigol, and Charity Troyer Moore) Working Paper July 2022.

Investing in the Next Generation: The Long-Run Impacts of a Liquidity Shock (with Patrick Agte, Arielle Bernhardt, Erica Field, and Natalia Rigol) under revision for American Economic Review, Working Paper.