Published / Forthcoming Papers

Electronic Food Vouchers: Evidence from an At-Scale Experiment in Indonesia
with Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Elan Satriawan, and Sudarno Sumarto.
Forthcoming, American Economic Review. Appendices

End COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries
with Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak et al.
Science, 375(6585), March 2022

Tax Administration vs. Tax Rates: Evidence from Corporate Taxation in Indonesia
with M. Chatib Basri, Mayara Felix, and Rema Hanna.
American Economic Review 111 (12), pp. 3827–3871, December 2021. Appendices. Programs.

The Challenges of Universal Health Insurance in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia’s National Health Insurance
with Abhijit Banerjee, Amy Finkelstein, Rema Hanna, Arianna Ornaghi, and Sudarno Sumarto.
American Economic Review 111 (9), pp. 3035-63, September 2021. Online appendix. Programs.

Effects of a large-scale social media advertising campaign on holiday travel and COVID-19 infections: a cluster randomized controlled trial
with Emily Breza et al.
Nature Medicine, August 2021.

Effect of Physician-Delivered COVID-19 Public Health Messages and Messages Acknowledging Racial Inequity on Black and White Adults’ Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices Related to COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial
with Carlos Torres et al.
JAMA Network Open 4 (7), July 2021.

Cycles of Fire? Politics and Forest Burning in Indonesia
with Clare Balboni, Robin Burgess, Anton Heil, and Jonathan Old.
AEA Papers & Proceedings 111, pp 415-419, May 2021. Programs and Data.

Comparison of Knowledge and Information-Seeking Behavior After General COVID-19 Public Health Messages and Messages Tailored for Black and Latinx Communities: A Randomized Controlled Trial
with Marcella Alsan et al.
Annals of Internal Medicine 174, pp. 484-492, April 2021. Ungated version at PMC.

Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia
with Nur Cahyadi, Rema Hanna, Rizal Adi Prima, Elan Satriawan, and Ekki Syamsulhakim.
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 12 (4), pp. 88-110, November 2020. 
Appendix. Data and programs.

The (lack of) Distortionary Effects of Proxy-Means Tests: Results from a Nationwide Experiment in Indonesia
with Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, and Sudarno Sumarto. 
Journal of Public Economics Plus 12020.
Appendix tables. Programs

Banerjee, Duflo, Kremer, and the Rise of Modern Development Economics
Scandinavian Journal of Economics 122 (3), July 2020. Ungated version.

The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java
with Melissa Dell. Review of Economic Studies 87 (1), pp 164-203, January 2020Appendices

Designing Anti-Poverty Programs in the 21st Century: Evidence from Indonesia for the World
Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 55 (3), pp 319-339, December 2019.

Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia
with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Ririn Purnamasari, and Matthew Wai-Poi.
AEA Papers & Proceedings 109: 334–339, May 2019.
Online appendix. Data and programs.

Private Outsourcing and Competition: Subsidized Food Distribution in Indonesia
with Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, and Sudarno Sumarto. 
Journal of Political Economy 127 (1), pp 101-137, February 2019. 
Online appendices. Data and programs.

Firm Growth and Corruption: Empirical Evidence from Vietnam
with Jie Bai, Seema Jayachandran, and Edmund Malesky. 
Economic Journal 129 (618), pp. 651–677, February 2019. 
Online appendicesData and programs

Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Postings
with Adnan Khan and Asim Khwaja. 
American Economic Review 109 (1), pp. 237-270, January 2019. 
Online appendices. Data and programs.

Universal Basic Incomes vs. Targeted Transfers: Anti-Poverty Programs in Developing Countries
with Rema Hanna. Journal of Economic Perspectives 32 (4), pp. 201-226, Fall 2018. Replication code

Tangible Information and Citizen Empowerment: Identification Cards and Food Subsidy Programs in Indonesia
with Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Jordan Kyle, and Sudarno Sumarto. 
Journal of Political Economy 126 (2), pp 451-491, April 2018. 
Online appendices. Data and programs

Debunking the Stereotype of the Lazy Welfare Recipient: Evidence from Cash Transfer Programs Worldwide
with Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, and Gabriel Kreindler. 
World Bank Research Observer 32 (1), pp. 155-184, August 2017.
Final published version. Online appendices. Programs

Citywide effects of high-occcupancy vehicle restrictions: Evidence from "three-in-one" in Jakarta
with Rema Hanna and Gabriel Kreindler. 
Science 357 (6346), pp. 89-93, 7 July 2017.
Supplementary materials / appendices. Data and programs.

The Personnel Economics of the Developing State
with Frederico Finan and Rohini Pande. 
Handbook of Field Experiments, Volume II. North Holland: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo (eds). 2017.

Hassles versus Prices
Science 353 (6302), pp. 864-865, 26 August 2016 (Perspectives section). 

Can Electronic Procurement Improve Infrastructure Provision? Evidence from Public Works in India and Indonesia
with Sean Lewis-Faupel, Yusuf Neggers, and Rohini Pande. 
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8 (3), pp 258-283, August 2016. 
Online appendix tables. Data and programs

Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia
with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun Chandrasekhar, and Rema Hanna.
American Economic Review 106 (7), July 2016, pp 1663-1704. 
Online appendices. Data and programs.

Self Targeting: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Indonesia
with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, Matthew Wai-Poi, and Ririn Purnamasari
Journal of Political Economy 124 (2), April 2016, pp 371-427.
Appendices.  Data and programs

Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Performance Pay for Tax Collectors
with Adnan Khan and Asim Khwaja. 
Quarterly Journal of Economics 131 (1), pp 219-271, February 2016. 
Online appendices. Data and programsIGC video describing "Tax Farming Redux" 

Promises and Perils of Pre-Analysis Plans
Journal of Economic Perspectives 29 (3), pp 61-80, Summer 2015.

Should Aid Reward Performance? Evidence From a Field Experiment on Health and Education in Indonesia
with Junko Onishi and Susan Wong. 
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (4)October 2014. 
Online appendices.  Data and programs

What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature
with Melissa Dell and Ben Jones.  
Journal of Economic Literature 52 (3), pp 740-798, September 2014. 
Online appendices

The Missing "Missing Middle"
with Chang-Tai Hsieh. Journal of Economic Perspectives 28 (3), pp. 89-108, Summer 2014.
Programs.

The Political Economy of Deforestation in the Tropics
with Robin Burgess, Matthew Hansen, Peter Potapov, and Stefanie Sieber.
Quarterly Journal of Economics 127 (4), pp 1707-1754, November 2012. 
Online appendix. Data and programs

Corruption in Developing Countries
with Rohini Pande. Annual Review of Economics 4, pp. 479-505, July 2012.

Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century
with Melissa Dell and Benjamin F. Jones. 
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 4 (3), pp. 66-95, July 2012.
Data and programs. Online appendices.

Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Rema Hanna, and Julia Tobias. 
American Economic Review 104(2), pp. 1206-1240, June 2012. 
Appendices. Data and programsTV ad from the national scale-up of Indonesian social protection cards, featuring community-based targeting as studied in "Targeting the Poor"

Informal Taxation
with Monica Singhal. 
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics  3 (4), pp. 1-28, October 2011. 
Appendices. Data and programs.

Direct Democracy and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
American Political Science Review 104 (2), pp. 243-267, May 2010. 
Data and programs.

Climate Shocks and Exports
with Ben Jones. 
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 100 (2), pp. 454-459, May 2010. 
Data and programs.

Do TV and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1 (4), pp 1-33, October 2009. 
Data and programs. Appendix

Corruption Perceptions vs. Corruption Reality
Journal of Public Economics 93 (7-8), pp. 950-964, August 2009.

The Simple Economics of Extortion: Evidence from Trucking in Aceh
with Patrick Barron. 
Journal of Political Economy 117 (3), pp. 417-252, June 2009. 
Data and programsVideo from "The Simple Economics of Extortion" data collection

Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War
with Ben Jones. 
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 1 (2), pp. 55-87, July 2009. 
Data and programs.

Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross Sectional and Panel Estimates
with Melissa Dell and Ben Jones. 
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 99 (2), pp. 198-204, May 2009. Appendix.

A Biological Model of Unions
with Michael Kremer. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1 (2), pp. 150-175, April 2009. Data and programs.

The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth
with Ben Jones. Review of Economics and Statistics 90 (3), pp. 582–587, August 2008.
Longer version: NBER Working Paper #11528 (2005).

Monitoring Corruption: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
Journal of Political Economy 115 (2), pp. 200-249, April 2007. Data and programs. Additional analysis tables.

Corruption and the Costs of Redistribution
Journal of Public Economics 90 (4-5), pp. 853-870, May 2006.

Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War II
with Ben Jones. Quarterly Journal of Economics 120 (3), pp. 835 -864, August 2005. Data and programs.  

Revealed Community Equivalence Scales
Journal of Public Economics 89 (2-3), pp. 545-566, February 2005.