Working Papers


Contract and Organization Theory

Weak Ex Ante Collusion and the Design of Supervisory Institutions, with Alberto Motta and Masatoshi Tsumagari, revised August 2016. Supplementary Appendix.

Empirical Development

Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal with Sonia Bhalotra, Abhisekh Chakravarty and Francisco Pino, May 2016

Do Consumers Benefit from Supply Chain Intermediaries? Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Bangladesh Edible Oil Market with Shahe Emran, Forhad Shilpi and Helal Uddin, March 2016

Middleman Margins and Asymmetric Information: An Experiment with Potato Farmers in West Bengal with Sandip Mitra, Maximo Torero and Sujata Visaria, revised August 2016.

Financing Smallholder Agriculture: An Experiment with Agent-Intermediated Microloans in India, with Sandip Mitra, Pushkar Maitra, Alberto Motta and Sujata Visaria, revised March 2016.

Forest Degradation and the Nature of Growth in Nepal 2003-2010, with Jean-Marie Baland and Francois Libois, revised, May 2016

Clientelistic Politics and Economic Development: An Overview with Pranab Bardhan, May 2016

Resource Transfers to Local Governments: Political Manipulation and Voting Patterns in West Bengal, with Pranab Bardhan, Sandip Mitra, and Anusha Nath, October 2015.

Political Clientelism and Capture: Theory and Evidence from West Bengal with Pranab Bardhan, revised August 2012.

Theoretical Development/Inequality/Political Economy

Pareto Improving Education Subsidies wiith Financial Frictions and Heterogenous Abilities, with Stefan Napel, revised April 2015.

Controlling Collusion and Extortion: The Twin Faces of Corruption with Ajit Mishra, August 2012.

Educational Signaling, Credit Constraints and Income Distribution Dynamics with Marcello d'Amato, July 2010, revised version April 2012.

How Did the US Housing Slump Begin? Role of the 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act, with Ulf Lilienfeld, January 2011

Relative Capture of Local and Central Governments with Pranab Bardhan 2000 (Figures)

Expenditure Decentralization and the Delivery of Public Services in Developing Countries with Pranab Bardhan, 1998

Contractual Constraints on Firm Performance in Developing Countries(Figures) 1998