Rural Roads and Local Economic Development (with Paul Novosad – conditionally accepted, American Economic Review)

One Step at a Time: Does Gradualism Foster Group Coordination? (with Maoliang Ye, Jie Zheng and Plamen Nikolov – accepted, Management Science)

Politics and Local Economic Growth: Evidence from India (with Paul Novosad) January 2017, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Working Papers

Intergenerational Mobility in India: Estimates from New Methods and Administrative Data (with Paul Novosad and Charlie Rafkin). Fact Sheet for media.

Getting Signal from Interval Data: Theory and Applications to Mortality and Intergenerational Mobility (with Paul Novosad and Charlie Rafkin – submitted). Code for generating ANR Bounds and paper replication: anr-bounds

Rent-Seeking and Criminal Politicians: Evidence from Mining Booms (with Paul Novosad – submitted)

Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction (with Anjali Adukia and Paul Novosad – submitted)

Moment Forests (with Denis Nekipelov, Paul Novosad and Stephen P. Ryan – submitted). Previously draft: NBER Working Paper No. 22976

The Ecological Footprint of Transportation Infrastructure (with Teevrat Garg and Paul Novosad – submitted)


Work in Progress


Predicting Poverty Using Daytime Imagery (with Tony Duan, Elliott Chartock, Haque Ishfaq, Paul Novosad, Marshall Burke, David Lobell and Stefano Ermon)

The Cost of Distance: Geography and Governance in Rural India (with Karan Nagpal and Paul Novosad)

Natural Disasters, Local Economic Impacts and Migration: Evidence from the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka (with Nilesh Fernando and Chungeun Yoon)

The Cost of Road Construction in Tanzania (with Martina Kirchberger and Paul Novosad)

Digging for Development: Economic Impacts of Mining Booms (with Paul Novosad)

Permanent Working Papers

The Impacts of Local Control over Political Institutions: Evidence from State Splitting in India (with Paul Novosad)

The Impact of Agricultural Output on Local Economic Activity in India (with Paul Novosad)