• The Human Capital Legacy of a Trade Embargo

with Matthias Parey (Surrey) and Greg Wright (UC Merced)

Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020

(download submitted version)

  • The Price of Gold: Dowry and Death in India

with Sonia Bhalotra (Essex) and Selim Gulesci (Bocconi)

Journal of Development Economics, 2020, 143, 102413.

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       Press and Media Coverage: The Conversation; The Guardian

  • Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal

with Sonia Bhalotra (Essex), Dilip Mookherjee (Boston Univ.), and Francisco J. Pino (Univ. of Chile)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2019, 11 (2): 205-37.

(download submitted version) (online appendix)

Press and Media Coverage: Ideas for India; AEA Research Highlights

  • Democracy and Demography: Societal Effects of Fertility Limits on Local Leaders

with S. Anukriti (Boston College)

Journal of Human Resources, 2019, 54.1: 79-121.

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(Previous versions titled “Fertility Limits on Local Leaders in India” and “Political Aspirations in India: Evidence from Fertility Limits on Local Leaders”)

Press and Media Coverage: The Hindu (Front Page Story); Ideas for India; Livemint

  • Gender-Biased Breastfeeding in Egypt: Examining the Fertility Preference Hypotheses of Jayachandran and Kuziemko (2011)

Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2015, 30: 848–855.

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  • Supply Shocks and Gender Bias in Child Health Investments: Evidence from the ICDS Programme in India

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 2010, 10(1).


Working Papers and Research in Progress

  • Informed Citizens and Political Entry: Evidence From a Large Education Programme in India

with S. Anukriti (Boston College) and Rosella Calvi (Rice Univ.) 

(draft coming soon)

  • Male Emigration and Gender Discrimination in Remittance-Receiving Indian Households

       with Selim Gulesci (TC Dublin), Lore Vandewalla (IHEID), and Chinmay Tumbe (IIM-A)

       (draft coming soon)