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Department of Economics

Maloney Hall, Room 324



"Schooling, Child Labor and the Returns to Healthcare in Tanzania" with Achyuta Adhvaryu Journal of Human Resources 47(2): 364-396, March 2012

"Returns to Treatment in the Formal Health Care Sector: Evidence from Tanzania" with Achyuta Adhvaryu American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 7(3): 29-57, August 2015

"Endowments at Birth and Parents' Investments in Children" with Achyuta Adhvaryu The Economic Journal 126(593): 781-820, June 2016

"Health, Enterprise, and Labor Complementarity in the Household" with Achyuta Adhvaryu (updated May 2016) (formerly circulated as "Labor Complementarities and Health in the Agricultural Household") Journal of Development Economics 126(3): 91-111, May 2017


Revision Requested / Under Review: 

"Early Life Circumstance and Mental Health" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and James Fenske (updated May 2017) [2nd revision resubmitted to Journal of Political Economy]

"Helping Children Catch Up: Early Life Shocks and the Progresa Experiment" with Achyuta AdhvaryuTeresa Molina, and Jorge Tamayo (updated May 2016) [revision requested from Journal of Political Economy]

 "Booms, Busts, and Household Enterprise: Evidence from Coffee Farmers in Tanzania" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Namrata Kala (updated May 2016)  [revision requested from World Bank Economic Review]

"When It Rains It Pours: The Long-run Economic Impacts of Salt Iodization in the United States" with Achyuta AdhvaryuSteven BednarTeresa Molina, and Quynh Nguyen (updated June 2017, formerly circulated as "Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker") [under review]

 "The Light and the Heat: Productivity Co-benefits of Energy-saving Technology" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Namrata Kala (updated May 2016) [under review]

"The Skills to Pay the Bills: Returns to On-the-job Soft Skills Training" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Namrata Kala (updated June 2017) [under review]

"Resources, Conflict, and Economic Development in Africa" with Achyuta AdhvaryuJames Fenske, and Guarav Khanna (updated June 2017) [under review] 

"Fetal origins of mental health: evidence from Africa" with Achyuta AdhvaryuJames Fenske, and Namrata Kala (update May 2017)  [under review]


Working Papers:

 "Dust and Death: Evidence from the West African Harmattan" with Achyuta AdhvaryuPrashant Bharadwaj, and James Fenske, and Richard Stanley (updated September 2016)

 "Management and Shocks to Worker Productiviy" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Namrata Kala (updated May 2016) 

"Learning Dynamics and Managerial Quality" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Jorge Tamayo (draft coming soon!)

"Diagnosing Quality: Patient-Provider Interactions and the Demand for Health Care" with Achyuta Adhvaryu, Emilio Gutierrez, and Jorge Tamayo (draft coming soon!)

"Learning about Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Thailand(updated February 2014) Online Supplement  

"Describing the Marginal Enrollee: Merit-Based Tuition Subsidies Revisited(updated November 2013) 


Works in Progress:  

"Incentivizing Conduct, Establishing Norms, and Improving Worker Productivity" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Namrata Kala 

"Living Conditions and Retention of Migrant Labor in Manufacturing" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Huayu Xu

"More Money, More Problems? Wage Expectations, Minimum Wage Hikes, and Worker Satisfaction" with Achyuta Adhvaryu and Teresa Molina

"Subsidized Healthcare as Benefits in Criminal Employment" with Jorge Tamayo

"How Salt Altered the American Political Landscape in the 20th Century" with Achyuta AdhvaryuSteven Bednar, and Teresa Molina