I. Working Papers:
1. Large-scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India” 
under revision at the Journal of Political Economy 

2. "The IT Boom And Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream" (with Nicolas Morales) 

under revision at the Review of Economic Studies

3. "Formal Employment and Organized Crime: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Colombia" (with Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham and Jorge Tamayo) 

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

under revision at the Journal of Development Economics

5. "Trade Liberalization and Chinese Students in US Higher Education" (with Kevin Shih, Ariel Weinberger, Mingzhi Xu and Miaojie Yu)

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

7. "Abundance from Abroad: Migrant Income and Long-Run Economic Development" (with Caroline Theoharides and Dean Yang)

II. Publications:

Journal Publications:

1. "Job Loss, Credit and Crime in Colombia" (with Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham, Christian Posso and Jorge Tamayo)

accepted at AER: Insights

2. "The  Effects  of  Elite  Public  Colleges  on  Primary  and Secondary  Schooling  Markets  in  India” (with Maulik Jagnani) 

accepted at the Journal of Development Economics

3. Does Affirmative Action Incentivize Schooling? Evidence from India" Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol 102(2),May 2020        (Old title: "Incentivizing Standards and Standardizing Incentives: Affirmative Action in India”)

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

 American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol 12 Issue 1, February 2020

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

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

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

7. 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

Book Chapters & Other Publications:

1. "Fighting Maoist violence with promises: Evidence from India’s Employment Guarantee Scheme" (with Laura Zimmerman

The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, vol 9, no. 1, 2014

2. "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)

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

(chapter in “High-Skilled Migration to the United States and Its Economic Consequences” eds. Gordon Hanson, William Kerr and Sarah Turner)

4. "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)

5. "Public Universities: The Supply Side of Building a Skilled Workforce" (with John Bound, Breno Braga and Sarah Turner) NBER WP 25945. RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

6. "Better Migrant Rights Help Native Workers" forthcoming, Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (UCLA Law)

7.  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

Other Media:

a. On Development Economics:

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

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

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

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

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

vi. "The Development of Modern Africa: Conflict, Resources and Institutions" - (Vox Dev 2018)

vii. "Does affirmative action incentivise schooling?" - (Vox Dev 2019)

viii. "The Electoral Consequences of India's Demonetization" - (Ideas for India 2020)

b. On International Students at US Universities:

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

"How Liberalizing Trade with China Led to a Boom in International Students in the US"

Podcasts (with Michael Clemens)  "The Evidence on Immigrants

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

c. 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), Fox5 San Diego (TV)AirTalk (Radio: NPR affiliate)

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

"Hiring highly educated immigrants leads to more innovation and better products" The Conversation, September 2018.

III. Works in Progress:

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

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

3. "The Productivity Consequences of Pollution-Induced Migration in China" (with Wenquan Liang, A Mushfiq Mobarak and Ran Song)

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

5. "Spatial Mobility, Economic Opportunity, and Crime" (with Carlos Medina, Anant Nyshadham, Daniel Ramos, Jorge Tamayo and Audrey Tiew)