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Asim Khwaja | Amitabh Chandra | Rema Hanna | Dan Levy

Ryan Sheely | Monica Singhal | David Yanagizawa-Drott

Rohini Pande

Does the Classic Microfinance Model Discourage Entrepreneurship Among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India (Online Appendix)
(with Erica Field, John Papp, and Natalia Rigol)
American Economic Review 103(6): 2196-2226, 2013

The Economic Returns to Social Interaction: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance (Online Appendix)
(with Ben Feigenberg and Erica Field)
Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming

Truth-telling by Third-party Auditors and the Response of Polluting Firms: Experimental Evidence from India
(with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, and Nicholas Ryan)
Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(4), 2013

What Does Reputation Buy? Differentiation in a Market for Third-party Auditors
(with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, and Nicholas Ryan)
American Economic Review, 103(3): 314-319, 2013

Corruption in Developing Countries
(with Benjamin A. Olken)
Annual Review of Economics, 4: 479-509, 2012

Female Leadership Raises Aspirations and Educational Attainment for Girls: A Policy Experiment in India
(with Lori Beaman, Esther Duflo, and Petia Topolava)
Science 335(6068): 582-586, 2012

Just Rewards? Local Politics and Public Resource Allocation in South India
(with Timothy Besley and Vijayendra Rao)
World Bank Economic Review 26(2): 191-216, 2012

Repayment Flexibility Can Reduce Financial Stress: A Randomized Control Trial with Microfinance Clients in India
(with Erica Field, John Papp, and Y. Jeanette Park)
PLoS ONE 7(9): e45679, 2012

Can Informed Voters Enforce Better Governance? Experiments in Low Income Democracies
Annual Review of Economics 3(1): 215-237, 2011

Improving Human Health Through a Market-Friendly Emissions Scheme
(with Michael Greenstone, Aparna Krishnan, Nicholas Ryan, and Anant Sudarshan)
Seminar Volume for International Seminar on Global Environment and Disaster Management: Law and Society, 2011

Do Traditional Institutions Constrain Female Entrepreneurship? A Field Experiment on Business Training in India
(with Erica Field and Seema Jayachandran)
American Economic Review 100(2): 125-129, 2010

Towards an Emissions Trading Scheme for Air Pollutants in India
(with Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone, and Nicholas Ryan)
Discussion Paper, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, 2010

Parochial Politics: Ethnic Preferences and Politician Corruption
(with Abhijit Banerjee)
Faculty Research Working Papers Series, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2009

Powerful Women: Does Exposure Reduce Bias? (Online Appendix)
(with Lori Beaman, Raghabendra Chattopadhyay, Esther Duflo, and Petia Topalova)
Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(4): 1497-1540, 2009

Repayment Frequency and Default in Micro-Finance: Evidence from India
(with Erica Field)
Journal of the European Economic Association 6(2-3): 501-509, 2008

Segregation, Rent Control, and Riots: The Economics of Religious Conflict in an Indian City
(with Erica Field, Matthew Levinson, and Sujata Visaria)
American Economic Review 98(2): 505-510, 2008

Coordinating Development: Can Income-based Incentive Schemes Eliminate Pareto Inferior Equilibria? (Appendix containing omitted results)
(with Philip Bond)
Journal of Development Economics 83(2): 368-391, 2007

(with Esther Duflo)
Quarterly Journal of Economics 122(2): 601-646, 2007

Understanding Political Corruption in Low Income Countries
Handbook of Development Economics, Vol 4, T. Schultz & J. Strauss (Eds.), Elsevier North Holland, 2007

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Asim Khwaja

Screening Peers Softly: Inferring the Quality of Small Borrowers
(with Rajkamal Iyer, Erzo Luttmer, and Kelly Shue)
Working paper, 2013

Students Today, Teachers Tomorrow: Identifying Constraints on the Provision of Education
(with Tahir Andrabi and Jishnu Das)
Journal of Public Economics, forthcoming

What Did You Do All Day? Maternal Education and Child Outcomes
(with Tahir Andrabi and Jishnu Das)
Journal of Human Resources 47(4): 873-912, 2012

Bank Credit and Business Networks
(with Atif Mian and Abid Qamar)
Harvard Kennedy School Working Paper, 2011

Do Value-Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics
(with Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, and Tristan Zajonc)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3(3): 29-54, 2011

Rent Seeking and Corruption in Financial Markets
(with Atif Mian)
Annual Review of Economics 3(1): 579-600, 2011

Dollars Dollars Everywhere, Nor Any Dime to Lend: Credit Limit Constraints on Financial Sector Absorptive Capacity
(with Atif Mian and Bilal Zia)
Review of Financial Studies 23(12): 4281-4323, 2010

Can Good Projects Succeed in Bad Communities?
Journal of Public Economics 93(7): 899-916, 2009

The Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam's Global Gathering
(with David Clingingsmith and Michael Kremer)
Quarterly Journal of Economics 124(3): 1133-1170, 2009

Report Cards: The Impact of Providing School and Child Test Scores on Educational Markets
(with Tahir Andrabi and Jishnu Das)
Working paper, 2013

A Dime a Day: The Possibilities and Limits of Private Schooling in Pakistan
(with Tahir Andrabi and Jishnu Das)
Comparative Education Review 52(3): 329-355, 2008

Learning and Educational Achievements in Punjab Schools (LEAPS): Insights to Inform the Education Policy Debate
(with Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, Tara Vishwanath, and Tristan Zajonc)
Forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2008

Tracing the Impact of Bank Liquidity Shocks: Evidence from an Emerging Market
(with Atif Mian)
American Economic Review 98(4): 1413-1442, 2008

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Amitabh Chandra

Large Increases in Spending on Postacute Care in Medicare Point to the Potential for Cost Savings in These Settings
(with Maurice Dalton and Jonathan Holmes)
Health Affairs 32(5): 864-872, 2013

Markers and Drivers: Cardiovascular Health of Middle Age and Older Indians
(with Jinkook Lee, P. Arokiasamy, Peifeng Hu, Jenny Liu, and Kevin Feeney)
Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives, National Academies Committee on Population, 2012

Saving Money or Just Saving Lives? Improving the Productivity of U.S. Health Care Spending
(with Katherine Baicker and Jonathan Skinner)
Annual Review of Economics 4(1): 33-56, 2012

Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Healthcare
(with Jonathan Skinner)
Journal of Economic Literature 50(3): 645-680, 2012

The Pragmatist's Guide to Comparative Effectiveness Research
(with Anupam Jena and Jonathan Skinner)
Journal of Economic Perspectives 25(2): 27-46, 2011

Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly
(with Jonathan Gruber and Robin McKnight)
American Economic Review 100(1): 193-213, 2010

Patient Cost-Sharing in Low Income Populations
(with Jonathan Gruber and Robin McKnight)
American Economic Review 100(2): 303-308, 2010

Productivity Spillovers in Healthcare: Evidence from the Treatment of Heart Attacks
(with Douglas Staiger)
Journal of Political Economy 115: 103-140, 2007

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Rema Hanna

Dishonesty and Selection into Public Service
(with Shing-Yi Wang)
Working paper, 2013

Does Elite Capture Matter? Local Elites and Targeted Welfare Programs in Indonesia
(with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, and Matthew Wai-Poi)
CID Working Paper #255, 2013

(with Abhijit Banerjee and Sendhil Mullainathan)
Handbook of Organizational Economics, R. Gibbons & J. Roberts (Eds.), Princeton University Press, 2012

Discrimination in Grading
(with Leigh Linden)
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 4(4): 146-168, 2012

Does the Effect of Pollution on Infant Mortality Differ Between Developing and Developed Countries? Evidence from Mexico City
with Eva Arceo and Paulina Olivia)
CID Working Paper #244, NBER Working Paper #18349, 2012

Incentives Work: Getting Teachers to Come to School
(with Esther Duflo and Stephen Ryan)
American Economic Review, 102(4): 1241-1278, 2012

Learning Through Noticing: Theory and Experimental Evidence in Farming
(with Sendhil Mullainathan and Josh Schwartstein)
CID Working Paper #245, 2012

Network Structure and the Aggregation of Information: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia
(with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Arun G. Chandrasekhar and Benjamin A. Olken)
CID Working Paper # 246, 2012

Ordeal Mechanisms in Targeting: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
(with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin A. Olken, Ririn Purnamasari, and Matthew Wai-Poi)
CID Working Paper #254, 2012

Targeting the Poor: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia
(with Vivi Alatas, Abhijit Banerjee, Benjamin A. Olken, and Julia Tobias)
American Economic Review 102(4): 1206-1240, 2012

Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves
(with Esther Duflo and Michael Greenstone)
CID Working Paper #241, NBER Working Paper #18033, 2012

The Effect of Pollution on Labor Supply: Evidence From a Natural Experiment in Mexico City
(with Paulina Oliva)
CID Working Paper #225, NBER Working Paper #17302, 2011

Environmental Regulations, Air and Water Pollution, and Infant Mortality in India
(with Michael Greenstone)
CID Working Paper #224, NBER Working Paper #17210, 2011

Affirmative Action: Evidence from College Admissions in India
(with Marianne Bertrand and Sendhil Mullainathan)
Journal of Public Economics 94(1-2): 16-29, 2010

The Impact of Inspections on Plant-Level Air Emissions
(with Paulina Oliva)
BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 10(1), 2010

Obtaining a Driving License in India: An Experimental Approach to Studying Corruption
(with Marianne Bertrand, Simeon Djankov and Sendhil Mullainathan)
Quarterly Journal of Economics 122(4): 1639-1676, 2007

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Dan Levy

The Effects of "Girl-Friendly" Schools: Evidence from the BRIGHT School Construction Program in Burkina Faso
(with Harounan Kazianga, Leigh Linden, and Matt Sloan)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming

Evaluation of Jamaica's PATH Conditional Cash Transfer Programme
(with Jim Ohls)
Journal of Development Effectiveness 2(4): 421-441, 2010

Toward Closing the Evaluation Gap: Lessons from Three Recent Evaluations of Social Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean
(with Lorenzo Moreno, Larissa Campuzano, and Randall Blair)
Well-being and Social Policy 5(2): 1-23, 2009

Peer Effects and Alcohol Use among College Students
(with Michael Kremer)
Journal of Economic Perspectives 22(3): 189-206, 2008

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Ryan Sheely

Agent-Based Modeling of the Effects of Social Norms on Enrollment in Payments for Ecosystem Services
(with Xiaodong Chen, Frank Lupi, Li An, Andrés Viña, and Jianguo Liu)
Ecological Modeling 229: 16-24, 2012

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Monica Singhal

The Rise of the States: U.S. Fiscal Decentralization in the Postwar Period
(with Katherine Baicker and Jeffrey Clemens)
Journal of Public Economics 96(11-12): 1079-1091, 2013

Culture, Context, and the Taste for Redistribution (Online Appendix)
(with Erzo F.P. Luttmer)
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 3(1): 157-179, 2011

Informal Taxation (Appendices)
(with Benjamin A. Olken)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3(4): 1-28, 2011

Early-life Malaria Exposure and Adult Outcomes: Evidence from Malaria Eradication in India (Online Appendix)
(with David Cutler, Winnie Fung, Michael Kremer, and Tom Vogl)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2(2): 72-94, 2010

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David Yanagizawa-Drott

Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement (Online Appendix)

(with Andreas Madestam, Daniel Shoag and Stan Veuger)
Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(4), 2013

Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan
(with Felipe Campante)
Working paper, 2013

Government Distortion in Independently Owned Media: Evidence from U.S. Cold War News Coverage of Human Rights
(with Nancy Qian)
Working paper, 2013

The Market for (Fake) Antimalarial Medicine: Evidence from Uganda
(with Martina Björkman-Nyqvist and Jakob Svensson)
Working paper, 2013

Propaganda vs. Education: A Case Study of Hate Radio in Rwanda
Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies, 2013

Propaganda and Conflict: Theory and Evidence from the Rwandan Genocide
Working paper, 2012

Getting Prices Right: The Impact of the Market Information Service in Uganda
(with Jakob Svensson)
Journal of the European Economic Association 7(2-3): 435-445, 2009

Social Capital vs. Institutions in the Growth Process
(with Pelle Ahlerup and Ola Olsson)
European Journal of Political Economy 25(1): 1-14, 2009

The Strategic Determinants of U.S. Human Rights Reporting: Evidence from the Cold War
(with Nancy Qian)
Journal of the European Economic Association P&P 7(2-3):446-457, 2009

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