Contract and Organization Theory
Weak Ex Ante Collusion and the Design of Supervisory Institutions, with Alberto Motta and Masatoshi Tsumagari, revisedJune 2016.
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 May 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