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Research

Research Statement

    Working Papers

    1. Dads and Daughters: Disentangling Altruism and Investment Motives for Spending on Children.
      with Seema Jayachandran
      March 2022, Conditionally Accepted, American Economic Review: Insights
      [BFI Summary]

    2. Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences.
      with Shilpa Aggarwal and Ariel Zucker
      February 2022
      [Online Appendix] | [New York Times coverage] | [The Hindu coverage] | [Policy Brief (J-PAL)] | [Policy Brief (TCD)] | [Video Summary] | [CBR Article] | [VoxDev Podcast

    3. Not Playing Favorites: Parents and the Value of Equal Opportunity.
      with James Berry and Maulik Jagnani
      April 2022 
      [Supplementary Materials] | [CBR Article] | [Video Summary]

    4. Can Price Discrimination Incentivize Behavior Change? Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment.
      with Ariel Zucker
      February 2022

    5. The Dynamic Effects of the Social Safety Net on Human Capital Investment.
      with Manasi Deshpande
      January 2022
      Email for draft (not yet approved by partner for distribution).

    6. Using Randomized Information Shocks to Understand How Parents’ Investments Depend on Their Children’s Ability.
      April 2022

     

    Publications

      1. Parents' Beliefs About Their Children's Academic Ability: Implications for Educational Investments.
        American Economic Review 109, no. 8 (2019): 2728-65.
        [Online Appendix] | [Video Summary (CBR)] | [Video Summary (Econimate)] | [Data]

      2. Governance and the Effectiveness of Public Health Subsidies.
        with Pascaline Dupas and Jonathan Robinson
        Journal of Public Economics 156 (2017): 150-169.
        [Data]

      3. How Does School Accountability Affect Teachers? Evidence from New York City.
        Journal of Human Resources 55.1 (2020): 76-118.
        [Chalkbeat Article] | [CBR Article]

      4. Dynamic Search Models with Multiple Items.
        with Sheldon Ross
        Annals of Operations Research 288 (2020): 223-235. 

      5. Improving Willingness-to-Pay Elicitation by Including a Benchmark Good
        with Seema Jayachandran
        American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings 112 (2022), forthcoming.

      Selected research in progress  

       

      1. Encouraging Drug Abstinence with Dynamic Incentives
        with Ariel Zucker
        Data collection in progress.
        [Extended Abstract]

      2. Peace Through Prosperity? Evidence from a High-Tech Entrepreneurship RCT in the Palestinian West Bank
        with Daniel Fehder, Yael Hochberg, Joshua Krieger, and Daniel Lee
        Data collection complete, draft coming soon.

      3. Debiasing Peoples' Overoptimism About Their Health Risk 
        with Seema Jayachandran and Ariel Zucker 
        Data collection complete.
        [Extended Abstract]

      4. Beliefs About Beliefs About Gender in India: Implications for Female Labor Force Participation
        with Marianne Bertrand, Kaushik Krishnan, and Heather Schofield
        Data collection in progress.

      5. Broadening Women's Job Search to Improve Their Employment
        with So Yoon Ahn and Benjamin Feigenberg
        Project funded.

      6. Scaling Incentive Programs 
        with Ariel Zucker