+ Behavioural Economics of Poverty

Cognitive Droughts (with Guillerme Lichand), Working Paper, 2017 — New version coming soon


Stigma, Discrimination and Self-Image: Evidence from the Kolkata Brothels (with Sayantan Ghosal, Sanchari Roy, S. Mitra and S. Janna), Working Paper 2017


Poverty and Aspirations Failure (with Patricio Dalton and Sayantan Ghosal), Economic Journal, February 2016


Just Deserts? Understanding Attitudes to Redistribution: An Experimental Approach (with Daniel Sgroi and S. Mukand), Working paper Coming soon

Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function (with Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir and Jiaying Zhao), Science,  August 2013



+ Gender and Inequality

The Road Not Taken? Gender Gaps along Paths to Political Power (with Lakshmi Iyer) forthcoming  World Development, 2019


Stigma, Discrimination and Self-Image: Evidence from Kolkata Brothels (with Sayantan Ghosal, Sanchari Roy, Sandip Mitra and Smarajit Jana), Working Paper, 2017


Can Political Empowerment help Economic Empowerment? Women Leaders and Female Labor Force Participation in India (with Ejaz Ghani and Stephen D. O’Connell) , Working paper coming soon


The Power of Political Voice: Political Representation and Crimes against Women in India (with Lakshmi Iyer, Prachi Mishra and Petia Topalova), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2012



Mine, Your or Ours? The Efficiency of Household Investment Decisions: An Experimental Approach, forthcoming World Bank Economic Review, 2019


+ Political Economy of Development


The Power of Political Voice: Political Representation and Crimes against Women in India (with Lakshmi Iyer, Prachi Mishra and Petia Topalova), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, October 2012


Traveling Agents? Political Change and Bureaucratic Turnover in India  (with Lakshmi Iyer), Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2012


Democracy, Visibility and Public Good Provision,Journal of Development Economics, June 2007 (with Sharun Mukand)


Politics, Information and the Urban Bias (with Sumon Majumdar and Sharun Mukand), Journal of Development Economics, October 2004


+ Inequality and Social Opportunity

Just Deserts? An Experimental Approach to Understanding Attitudes to Redistribution (with Sharun Mukand and Daniel Sgroi), Working Paper Coming soon


Choosing the Right Pond: Social Approval and Occupation Choice  (with Charles Mullin), Journal of Labor Economics, October 2004


Income Distribution, Learning by Doing and Comparative Advantage (with Jinyoung Hwang), Review of Development Economics, August 2004


Income Distribution and the Demand Constraint, Journal of Economic Growth,  June 2001