Research

Working Papers:

1) “The Impacts of Managerial Autonomy on Firm Outcomes” (revise and resubmit, Econometrica). Vox Dev Podcast

2) “Mechanizing Agriculture” with Julieta Caunedo (revise and resubmit, American Economic Review). Vox Dev Article

3) “Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning” (with Kelsey Jack, Seema Jayachandran, and Rohini Pande) (submitted)

4) “Learning, Adaptation and Climate Uncertainty: Evidence from Indian Agriculture(previously circulated as “Ambiguity Aversion and Learning in a Changing World: The Potential Effects of Climate Change from Indian Agriculture”)

5) “Economies of Density and Congestion in Capital Rental Markets” with Julieta Caunedo and Haimeng Zhang

6) “Railways and Cities in India” with James Fenske and Jinlin Wei (revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Economics). Vox Dev Article

Publications/Forthcoming or Accepted  Papers:

1) “Returns to On-the-job Soft Skills Training” with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Anant Nyshadham (accepted, Journal of Political Economy). Harvard Business Review Article

2) “Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity” with Achyuta Adhvaryu and  Anant Nyshadham  (2022) Journal of Political Economy (Lead Article)Visible Hand Podcast

3) “Fetal Origins of Mental Health: Evidence from Africa” with Achyuta Adhvaryu, James Fenske, and Anant Nyshadham (accepted, Economic Development and Cultural Change)

4) “Linguistic Distance and Market Integration in India” with James Fenske (2021) The Journal of Economic History (Lead Article)

5) “The Green Revolution and Infant Mortality in India ” with Prashant Bharadwaj, James Fenske, and Rinchan Ali Mirza (2020) Journal of Health Economics

6) “The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-benefits of Energy-saving Technology“with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Anant Nyshadham (2020) Review of Economics and StatisticsNPR Coverage

7) “Booms, Busts, and Household Enterprise: Evidence from Coffee Farmers in Tanzania” with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Anant Nyshadham (2019) World Bank Economic Review

8) “1807: Economic shocks, conflict and the slave trade” with James Fenske (2017) Journal of Development Economics

9) Climate, ecosystem resilience and the slave trade” with James Fenske (2015) Journal of Development Economics

10) “The impact of climate change on agro-ecological zones: Evidence from Africa”  with Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Mendelsohn (2012). Environment and Development Economics, August, 2012. (Supplementary material)

11) “Adaptation And Climate Change Impacts: A Structural Ricardian Model Of Irrigation And Farm Income In Africa” with Pradeep Kurukulasuriya and Robert Mendelsohn (2011). Climate Change Economics, Volume: 2, Issue: 2,  pp. 149-174.

Other Papers:

1) “Detecting Crop Burning in India Using Satellite Data” with Kendra Walker, Ben Moscona, Kelsey Jack, Seema Jayachandran, Rohini Pande, Jiani Xue, and Marshall Burke

Projects in Progress:

1) “How Do Environmental Firm Location Policies Affect Workers, Firms, and Environmental Quality?” with Michael Gechter

2) “Environmental Regulation and Firm Size” with James Fenske and Muhammad Haseeb