Working Papers

Depression and Loneliness Among the Elderly Poor
Working paper, August 2022
with Abhijit Banerjee, Erin Grela, Madeline McKelway, Frank Schilbach, Garima Sharma, and Girija Vaidyanathan

Blue Spoons: Sparking Communication About Appropriate Technology Use
Working paper, August 2022
with Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Michael Kremer, João Pugliese, Jonathan Robinson and Frank Schilbach

The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana
Working paper, June 2021
with Pascaline Dupas and Michael Kremer

Selecting the Most Effective Nudge: Evidence from a Large-Scale Experiment on Immunization
Working paper, April 2021
with Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Suresh Dalpath, John Floretta, Matthew O. Jackson, Harini Kannan, Francine Loza, Anirudh Sankar, Anna Schrimpf, and Maheshwor Shrestha

Generic Machine Learning Inference on Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Randomized Experiments, with an Application to Immunization in India 
Working paper, December 2020
with Victor Chernozhukov, Mert Demirer and Ivan Fernandez-Val

Messages on Covid-19 Prevention in India Increased Symptoms Reporting and Adherence to Preventive Behaviors among 25 Million Recipients with Similar Effects on Non-Recipient Members of their Communities
Working Paper, July 2020
with Abhijit Banerjee, Marcella Alsan, Emily Breza, Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Abhijit Chowdhury, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Benjamin A. Olken

In Praise of Moderation: Suggestions for the Scope and Use of Pre-Analysis Plan for RCTs in Economics
Working Paper, April 2020
with Abhijit Banerjee, Amy Finklestein, Lawrence F. Katz, Benjamin A. Olken, Anja Sautmann

Can Microfinance Unlock a Poverty Trap for Some Entrepreneurs?
Working paper, September 2019
with Abhijit Banerjee, Emily Breza and Cynthia Kinnan

The Efficient Deployment of Police Resources: Theory and New Evidence from a Randomized Drunk Driving Crackdown in India
Working paper, August 2019
with Abhijit Banerjee, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Daniel Keniston, and Nina Singh

"Verifying the internal validity of a flagship RCT: A review of Crepon, Devoto, Duflo and Pariente": a rejoinder
Working paper, June 2019
with Bruno Crépon, Florencia Devoto, and William Parienté

The Long Term Impacts of a "Graduation" Program: Evidence from West Bengal
Working paper, September 2016
with Abhijit Banerjee, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, and Jeremy Shapiro

Mainstreaming an Effective Intervention: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of "Teaching at the Right Level" in India
Working paper, August 2016
with Abhijit Banerjee, Rukmini Banerji, James Berry, Harini Kannan, Shobhini Mukherji, Marc Shotland and Michael Walton

Toilets Can Work: Short and Medium Run Health Impacts of Addressing Complimentaries and Externalities in Water and Sanitation
August 2015
with Michael Greenstone, Raymond Guiteras, Thomas Clasen

Improving Police Performance in Rajastan, India: Experimental Evidence on Incentives, Managerial Autonomy and Training
with Abhijit Banerjee, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Daniel Keniston, Nina Singh
October 2014

Human values and the design of the fight against poverty
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values
Harvard University, May 2012

On the Road: Access to Transportation Infrastructure and Economic Growth in China
February 2012
with Abhijit Banerjee and Nancy Qian

Unappreciated Service: Performance, Perceptions, and Women Leaders in India
October 2004
with Petia Topalova

Banking Reform in India
June 2004 
with Abhijit Banerjee and Shawn Cole

Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in Cote d'Ivoire: Social Norms, Separate Accounts and Consumption Choices
June 2003
with Christopher Udry

The Impact of Education on Fertility and Child Mortality: Do Fathers really Matter less than Mothers?
March 2002
with Lucia Breierova

A Reassessment of the Relationship Between Inequality and Growth: Comment
December 2000
with Abhijit Banerjee