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Working Papers

 

o   Micro-loans, bednets and malaria: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Orissa (India), (July 2011), with Aprajit Mahajan, Brian Blackburn, Dan Kopf, Lakshmi Krishnan and Joanne Yoong. Revision requested, American Economic Review.

 

o   Time Inconsistency, Expectations and Technology Adoption: The case of Insecticide Treated Nets, (March 2011) with Aprajit Mahajan. Revision requested, Econometrica.

 

o   Bright Lines, Risk Beliefs, and Risk Avoidance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh (May 2011), with Lori Bennear, H B Soumya, Alex Pfaff, Kazi Matin Ahmed and Lex van Geen. Revision requested, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

 

o   Some Facts about Boy vs. Girl Health Indicators in India: 1992 to 2005 (September 2011).

 

o   (Limited) Diffusion of Health-protecting Behaviors: Evidence from Non-beneficiaries of a Public Health Program in Orissa, India (November 2011), with Chutima (Gift) Tontarawongsa and Aprajit Mahajan.

 

o   On the Impact of Micro-credit: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Ethiopia (October 2011), with Jaikishan Desai and Kristin Johnson.

 

o   Increasing Gains from Risk Information: Evidence from Arsenic in Bangladesh (April 2011), with H.B. Soumya, Alex Pfaff, Lori Bennear, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Amy Schoenfeld and Lex van Geen.

 

o   Bednets, Information and Malaria in Orissa (July 2011), with Brian Blackburn, Aprajit Mahajan and Joanne Yoong. BREAD Working Paper No. 211.

 

Publications

 

o   Adjusting to Trade Policy: Evidence from U.S. Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Catfish (2010). With Irene Brambilla and Guido Porto. Accepted for publication at the Review of Economics and Statistics.

o   Can Census Data Alone Signal Heterogeneity in the Estimation of Poverty Maps? (2011), Journal of Development Economics 95(2), 170-185.

o   Microcredit, Family Planning Programs and Contraceptive Behavior: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia (2011), with Jaikishan Desai. Demography, 48(2), 749-782.

o   Using Census and Survey Data to Estimate Poverty and Inequality for Small Areas (2009), with Angus Deaton. Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(4), 773-792.

o   Growth Reference Charts and the Nutritional Status of Indian Children (2008), Economics and Human Biology, 6(3), 455-468.

o   Semiparametric Efficiency in GMM Models with Auxiliary Data, with Xiaohong Chen and Han Hong. (2008). The Annals of Statistics, 36(2), 808-843.

§  A longer version with additional results and more readable proofs for the semiparametric efficiency bounds can be found here.

o   Child Nutrition in India in the Nineties (2007), with Aprajit Mahajan. Economic Development and Cultural Change. 55(3), 441-486.

o   Calculating Comparable Statistics from Incomparable Surveys, with an Application to Poverty in India (2007). Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 25(3), 314-336.

o   The Indian Public Distribution System as Provider of Food Security: Evidence from Child Nutrition in Andhra Pradesh, European Economic Review, Volume 49, Issue 5, Pages 1305-1330 (July 2005).

 

Other Publications

 

o   Lymphatic Filariasis in Orissa, India: Expanded Endemic Range and A Call to Re-evaluate Targeting of Mass Drug Administration Programs (2011), with Patricia Foo, Aprajit Mahajan, Joanne Yoong, Lakshmi Krishnan, Danel Kopf and Brian Blackburn. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 105(2), 109-114.

o   Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Orissa (India) (2009) (with Brian Blackburn, Aprajit Mahajan and Joanne Yoong). American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 99(2), 231-235.

o   Prices and Poverty in India, with Angus Deaton. now Chapter 16 in Deaton and Kozel (2005), Data and Dogma: The Great Indian Poverty Debate, New Delhi, Macmillan India.

 

 

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