Research

Publications

  • The Price of Gold: Dowry and Death in India

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

Accepted, Journal of Development Economics, 2019

(download submitted version: July 2019)

  • 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.

(download submitted version)

(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.

(download) (Online Appendix)

  • 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).

(download)

Working Papers

  • The Human Capital Legacy of a Trade Embargo

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

Revisions Requested (2nd Round), Journal of the European Economic Association

(download first submitted version)

Press and Media Coverage: The Conversation; The Guardian

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

with S. Anukriti (Boston College), Rosella Calvi (Rice Univ.) and Anandi Mani (Univ. of Oxford)

(draft coming soon)