Working Papers


Contract and Organization Theory

Hierarchical Control Rights and Strong Collusion, with Masatoshi Tsumagari, June 2017

Bypassing Intermediaries via Vertical Integration, A Transaction-Cost-Based Theory with Alberto Motta and Masatoshi Tsumagari, March 2017

Weak Ex Ante Collusion and the Design of Supervisory Institutions, with Alberto Motta and Masatoshi Tsumagari, revised August 2017. Supplementary Appendix.


Empirical Development/Political Economy

Community Networks and the Growth of Private Enterprise in China with Ruochen Dai, Kaivan Munshi and Xiabo Zhang, Aug 2018

Clientelistic Politics and Economic Development: An Overview with Pranab Bardhan, revised, May 2017 Presentation Slides

Credit Rationing and Pass-Through in Supply Chains: Theory and Evidence from Bangladesh with Shahe Emran, Forhad Shilpi and Helal Uddin, revised May 2017

Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal with Sonia Bhalotra, Abhisekh Chakravarty and Francisco Pino, 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 August 2017.

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