Working Papers

  1. The Causes and Consequences of Increased Female Education and Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries
    with R. Heath
    October 2016

  2. Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Attitudes: Evidence From India
    with D. Dhar and T. Jain
    October 2016

  3. Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam
    with J. Bie, E. Malesky, and B. Olken
    June 2017, conditionally accepted at Economic Journal

  4. The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers
    with J. Cunha and G. De Giorgi
    July 2017


Publications and Forthcoming Papers

  1. Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation
    with J. De Laat, E. Lambin, C. Stanton, R. Audy, and N. Thomas
    Science, July 2017, vol 357(6348), pp. 267273

  2. Why Are Indian Children So Short? The Role of Birth Order and Son Preference
    with R. Pande
    American Economic Review, forthcoming.
    [Overview published in Economic and Political Weekly] [Op-ed published in New York Times]

  3. Fertility Decline and Missing Women
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, January 2017, vol 9(1), pp. 118-139.

  4. Friendship at Work: Can Peer Support Catalyze Female Entrepreneurship?
    with E. Field, R. Pande, and N. Rigol
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, May 2016, vol 8(2), pp. 125-153.  [AEA Research Highlight]

  5. The Roots of Gender Inequality in Developing Countries
    Annual Review of Economics, 2015, vol 7, pp. 63-88.

  6. Incentives to Teach Badly? After-School Tutoring in Developing Countries
    Journal of Development Economics, May 2014, vol 108, pp. 190-205.  

  7. Does Contraceptive Use Always Reduce Breastfeeding?
    Demography, June 2014, vol 51(3), pp. 917-937.

  8. Liquidity Constraints and Deforestation: The Limitations of Payments for Ecosystem Services
    American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2013, vol. 103 (2), pp. 309-313.  

  9. Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less Than Boys: Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India
    with I. Kuziemko
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2011, vol. 126 (3), pp. 1485-1538.   [Online appendix]   [Slides]

  10. Do Traditional Institutions Constrain Female Entrepreneurship? A Field Experiment on Business Training in India
    with E. Field and R. Pande
    American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2010, vol. 100 (2), pp. 125-129.  

  11. Modern Medicine and the 20th-Century Decline in Mortality: Evidence on the Impact of Sulfa Drugs
    with A. Lleras-Muney and K. Smith
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, April 2010, vol. 2 (2), pp. 118-146.   [Online appendix]   [Slides]

  12. Air Quality and Early-Life Mortality: Evidence from Indonesia's Wildfires
    Journal of Human Resources, Fall 2009, vol. 44 (4), pp. 916-954.   [Slides]

  13. Life Expectancy and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from Maternal Mortality Declines 
    with A. Lleras-Muney
    Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2009, vol 124 (1), pp. 349-397.   [Online appendix]   [Slides]

  14. The Jeffords Effect
    Journal of Law and Economics, October 2006, vol. 49 (2), pp. 397-425.

  15. Selling Labor Low: Wage Responses to Productivity Shocks in Developing Countries
    Journal of Political Economy, June 2006, vol. 114 (3), pp. 538-575.

  16. Odious Debt 
    with M. Kremer
    American Economic Review, March 2006, vol. 96 (1), pp. 82-92.   [Working Group]   [Policy report]