I. Development Economics:
1. Large-scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India

Winner of the Michael Moore Award for Best Paper in Applied Microeconomics, University of Michigan.

Under review. Presented at Michigan, NEUDC (Brown), Urban Institute, McGill, Georgia State, Davis, UCSD, PAA, Mathematica, William and Mary, Center for Global Development, IFPRI, Society of Labor Economists, Reno, Stockholm University, Stockholm School of Economics, the World Bank, University of Toronto

 

2. Guns and Butter? Fighting Violence with the Promise of Development (with Laura Zimmermann)

Journal of Development Economics, vol 124, January 2017, p 120-141

3. "Resources, Conflict and Economic Development in Africa" (with Ach Adhvaryu, James Fenske and Anant Nyshadham) -

Under review. Presented at Michigan, ISI-Delhi and Berkeley's - Annual World Bank Conference; co-author presentations at William and Mary, Toronto conference, Alaska, World Bank, Pretoria, Northeastern, ESOC (US Institute of Peace), ThReD (London)

4. Does Affirmative Action Incentivize Schooling? Evidence from India"

(Old title: "Incentivizing Standards and Standardizing Incentives: Affirmative Action in India”)

Revise and resubmit - ReStat. Presented at EconCon(Columbia), NEUDC (Harvard), Michigan, ISI-Delhi, MWIEDC (Wisconsin)

5. "The Effectiveness of Decentralize Education Programs: A Multi-Dimensional Regression Discontinuity Approach" 

Presented at Michigan

6. "Road Oft Taken: The Route to Spatial Development"

Presented at the Michigan, the ISI-Delhi, NEUDC (MIT), Center for Global Development

7. "The IT Boom And Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream" (with Nicolas Morales) (also listed below)

supported by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation's NBER Fellowship on High-Skill Immigration. 

Presented at Michigan, Midwest Macro (Purdue), Raleigh (Society of Labor Economists), Western Ontario (Labo(u)r day), Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi), Mt Holyoke, PacDev (UC Riverside), IZA (Bonn), Center for Global Development (DC), CERDI (Clermont-Ferrand), NBER Summer Institute (Cambridge, MA), UCLA Law, Hawaii, Claremont, NEUDC (Tufts), CU Denver

8. "Fighting Maoist violence with promises: Evidence from India’s Employment Guarantee Scheme" (with Laura ZimmermanThe Economics of Peace and Security Journal, vol 9, no. 1, 2014

9.  Fewer Jobs or Smaller Paychecks? Aggregate Crisis Impacts in Selected Middle Income Countries” (with David Newhouse and Pierella Paci)  chapter in Working through the Crisis: Jobs and Policies in Developing Countries during the Great Recession December 2013. IZA Working Paper Version

10. "The  Effects  of  Elite  Public  Colleges  on  Primary  and Secondary  Schooling  Markets  in  India” (with Maulik Jagnani) Under review. Co-author presentations at Cornell, ISI Delhi, EMCON, APPAM, NEUDC, AEA, PacDev

11. "Formal Employment and Organized Crime: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Colombia" (with Anant Nyshadham and Jorge Tamayo) Under review. Presentations at UCSD, Michigan (H2D2), Rosario (Bogota), Colombian Central Bank (Bogota), Minnesota (MWIEDC), AL CAPONE (IDB) 

12. "Political Punishment and Financial Safety Nets: Evidence from India's Demonetization" (with Priya Mukherjee)

Other Media:

a. "Transit Networks and Regional Development in India" - (Ideas for India 2015) 

b. "Quotas and Schooling Decisions"  - (Ideas for India 2014) 

c. "Maoist Violence and MNREGA" -(Ideas for India 2015)

d. "What are Schools Worth? That Depends on the General Equilibrium Effects" - (World Bank Blog)

e. "Development For Peace: The Decline Of Naxalite Violence In India" - (Sustainable Security - Oxford Research Group)

f. "The Development of Modern Africa: Conflict, Resources and Institutions" - (Voxdev.com 2018)

Data Projects:

a. Census Digitization Project: digitize the Census of India and creates a long-run panel from 1871 until 2011

b. Income Dynamics Lab: long-run panels of households using nationally-representative household surveys in India

c. Secondary Data Bank: Terrorism Data (with Laura Zimmerman), GIS data (satellite night-time data, roads, highways, rivers, elevation, rail-lines), affirmative action data, schooling data, local GDP data.

II. High-Skill Migration:

1. Recruitment of Foreigners in the Market for Computer Scientists in the US” (with John Bound, Breno Braga and Joe Golden) -Journal of Labor Economics, vol 33, part 2, July 2015, p S187-S233

2. "Reservoir of Foreign Talent” (with John Bound & Nicolas Morales) Science vol. 356, Issue 6339, pp. 697, May 2017

3. "Finishing Degrees And Finding Jobs (with John Bound, Murat Demirci and Sarah Turner - chapter in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 15, William R. Kerr, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors)

4. "A Passage to America: University Funding and International Students (with John Bound, Breno Braga and Sarah Turner)

Revise and resubmit - AEJ: Policy. Presentations at Michigan, Urban Institute, NBER Education Spring Meetings, Population Association of America, Society of Labor Economists (SOLE), Ohio State, UIUC, National Sun-Yat Sen University

5.  "Understanding the Economic Impact of the H-1B Program on the US (with John Bound & Nicolas Morales) - ungated version

co-author presentations at the University of Michigan, UC- San Diego, UC - Davis, NBER SI on Global Talent. (chapter in “High-Skilled Migration to the United States and Its Economic Consequences” eds. Gordon Hanson, William Kerr and Sarah Turner)

6. "The IT Boom And Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream (with Nicolas Morales) (also listed above)

supported by the Alfred P Sloan Foundation's NBER Fellowship on High-Skill Immigration. 

Presented at Michigan, Midwest Macro (Purdue), Raleigh (Society of Labor Economists), Western Ontario (Labo(u)r day), Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi), Mt Holyoke, PacDev (UC Riverside), IZA (Bonn), Center for Global Development (DC), CERDI (Clermont-Ferrand), NBER Summer Institute (Cambridge, MA)

7. "High-Skill Immigration and Consumer Welfare" (with Munseob Lee)

8. "High-Skill Immigration, Innovation, and Creative Destruction" (with Munseob Lee) chapter in forthcoming NBER book The Role of Immigrants and Foreign Students in Science, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, (Ina Ganguli, Shulamit Kahn, Megan MacGarvie)

Other Media:

a. On International Students at US Universities:

Podcasts and Blogs (Center for Global Development): "How the US Immigration Ban Hurts Students, Universities, and the US Economy ,"The Evidence on Immigrants

Op-Eds: "Fewer international students could become a problem for US universities" The Hill, July 2018.

b. On the H-1B Program and High-Skill Worker Migration:

i. Blogs: "How the American dream led to India’s IT boom (Ideas for India 2017)

ii. TV and Radio Interviews: Bloomberg (TV), Al JazeeraCNBC (TV), AirTalk (Radio: NPR affiliate)

iii. Op-Eds: "Can the Indian IT sector overcome the H-1B hurdles?" India Global Business, October 2017.

Data Projects:

Pathways to Adjustment Project (with John Bound, Breno Braga and Sarah Turner):  Immigration of high-skilled workers and students, and the impact on the US labor and education market.