Publications

The Ecological Impact of Transportation Infrastructure (with Teevrat Garg and Paul Novosad) July 2020, Economic Journal

Rural Roads and Local Economic Development (with Paul Novosad) March 2020, American Economic Review

Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction (with Anjali Adukia and Paul Novosad) January 2020, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

One Step at a Time: Does Gradualism Foster Group Coordination? (with Maoliang Ye, Jie Zheng and Plamen Nikolov) January 2020, Management Science

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

Working Papers

The Socioeconomic High-resolution Rural-Urban Geographic Dataset on India (SHRUG) (with Toby Lunt, Ryu Matsuura, and Paul Novosad) Revise and resubmit at World Bank Economic Review.
→ SHRUG Codebook
→ Download the SHRUG

Rent-Seeking and Criminal Politicians: Evidence from Mining Booms (with Paul Novosad) Conditionally accepted, Review of Economics and Statistics.

Intergenerational Mobility in India: New Methods and Estimates Across Time, Space, and Communities (with Paul Novosad and Charlie Rafkin) Submitted.
Fact Sheet for media.
Brief interview with NOVAFRICA, podcast discussion with Gautam Nair at CASI (U Penn).
Interactive Delhi mobility map.
→ Code for generating bottom half mobility (μ-0-50), all-India town, subdistrict, and district-level local mobility estimates: github/devdatalab/paper-anr-mobility-india

Mortality Change Among Less Educated Americans (with Paul Novosad and Charlie Rafkin) Revise and Resubmit at AEJ: Applied Economics.
→ Replication/methods code: github.com/devdatalab/paper-nra-mortality.

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

Getting Signal from Interval Data: Theory and Applications to Mortality and Intergenerational Mobility (with Paul Novosad and Charlie Rafkin)

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

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)