An experimental test of the association between network centrality and cross-village risk-sharing links (with Rohini Pande). August 2018. Working paper, Duke University.

Does women’s banking matter for women? Evidence from urban India (with Jose Martinez and Rohini Pande). November 2016. Working paper, International Growth Centre.

Microfinance: Points of Promise (with Abraham Holland and Rohini Pande) in Evolving Approaches to the Economics of Public Policy: Views of Award-Winning Economists. Edited by Jean Kimmel, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2016, 11-32.

Do Group Dynamics Influence Social Capital and Female Empowerment? Experimental Evidence from Microfinance (with Ben Feigenberg, Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol and Shayak Sarkar). Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, August 2014, 33(4): 932-949.

Does the Classic Microfinance Model discourage Entrepreneurship among the Poor? Experimental Evidence from India (with Rohini Pande, John Papp and Natalia Rigol). American Economic Review, October 2013, 103(6): 2196-2226.

The Economic Returns to Social Interaction: Experimental Evidence from Microfinance (with Rohini Pande and Ben Feigenberg). Review of Economic Studies. October 2013, 80(4): 1459-1483.

Repayment Flexibility Can Reduce Financial Stress: A Randomized Control Trial with Microfinance Clients in India (with Rohini Pande, John Papp and Y. Jeanette Park). PLoS One, September 2012, Vol. 7 (9): e45679.

Repayment Frequency and Default in Microfinance: Evidence from India (with Rohini Pande). Journal of European Economics Association Papers and Proceedings,  April-May 2008, 6(2-3): 501-509.

Does the Arrival of Formal Financial Institutions Affect Informal Sharing? Experimental Evidence from India (with Christine Binzel and Rohini Pande). December 2013. Working paper, Duke University.

Diferencias en el acceso de las mujeres al microcrédito en el Perú e impacto de la tenencia del título de propiedad (with Maximo Torero), in Gender, Poverty and Micro-credit, CIES, Lima, Peru, 2004.

Marriage and Fertility

Gender Gaps in Completed Fertility (with Vera Molitor, Alice Schoonbroodt, and Michèle Tertilt).  Journal of Demographic Economics, June 2016, 82(2):167-206.

The Effect of Financial Incentives and Girls Empowerment Curriculum on Adolescent Marriage and Schooling in Rural Bangladesh: A Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial (with Rachel Glennerster, Shahana Nazneen, Svetlana Pimkina, and Iman Sen). December 2016. Duke University, Under Review.

Household Bargaining and Excess Fertility: An Experimental Study in Zambia (with Nava Ashraf and Jean N. Lee). American Economic Review, July 2014, 104(7):2210-37.

Contraceptive Access and Fertility: The Impact of Supply-Side Interventions (with Nava Ashraf and Jessica Leight).  Working Paper, 2013.

Does Improving Access to Contraception Lower Excess Fertility? Experimental Evidence from Zambia (with Nava Ashraf and Jessica Leight). December 2012.  Duke University, Under Review.

Causes and Consequences of Consanguineous Marriage (with Seema Jayachandran and Mohammed Al Shafaee). July 2011. Working paper, Duke University.

Muslim family law, Prenuptial Agreements and the Emergence of Dowry in Bangladesh (with Attila Ambrus and Maximo Torero). Quarterly Journal of Economics. August 2010, 125(3):1349–97. Dynamic Extension to the Model (with Attila Ambrus), January 2009.

Early Marriage, Age of Menarche and Female Schooling Attainment in Bangladesh (with Attila Ambrus). Journal of Political Economy, October 2008, 116(5): 881-930.

Property Rights

Segregation, Rent Control, and Riots: the Economics of Religious Conflict in an Indian City (with Matthew Levinson, Rohini Pande and Sujata Visara). American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2008, Vol. 98 (2): pp. 505-510.

Do Property Titles Increase Credit Access Among the Urban Poor? Evidence from a Nationwide Titling Program (with Maximo Torero) May 2008. Revision requested by American Law and Economic Review.

Entitled to Work: Urban Tenure Security and the Labor Supply in PeruQuarterly Journal of Economics, November 2007, 4(122): 1561-1602.

Globalization, Crop Choice and Property Rights in Rural Peru 1994-2004 (with Alfred Field), August 2006. WIDER Research Paper No. 2007/72 (ISBN: 1810-2611)

Property Rights and Investment in Urban SlumsJournal of the European Economic Association Papers and Proceedings. May 2005, 3(2-3): 279-290.

Property Rights, Community Public Goods and Household Time Allocation in Urban Squatter Communities: Evidence from Peru, William and Mary Law Review, February 2004, 45(3): 837-887.

Fertility Responses to Urban Land Titling Programs: The Roles of Ownership Security and the Distribution of Household Assets. October 2003. Working paper, Duke University.


Is there a Nutrient-Based Poverty Trap in Developing Countries? Iron Deficiency and Human Capital Attainment in Rural Peru (with Alberto Chong, Isabelle Cohen, Eduardo Nakasone and Maximo Torero). Forthcoming in American Economic Journal – Applied Economics.

The Psycho-Social Benefits of Access to Contraception: Experimental Evidence from Zambia (with Nava Ashraf, Marric Buessing and Jessica Leight), Working Paper. Under Review.

Throwing the Baby out with the Drinking Water: Unintended Consequences of a National Arsenic Mitigation Campaign in Bangladesh (with Reshma Hussam and Rachel Glennerster). Working Paper, February 2011.

Health Insurance in Nicaragua: Enrollment, Retention, and Outcomes from a Randomized Experiment (with Rebecca Thornton, Laurel Hyatt, and Mursaleena Islam). September 2010, Health Economics 19(S1): 181–206.

Iodine Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Tanzania (with Omar Robles and Maximo Torero). American Economic Journal – Applied Economics, October 2009, 1(4):140-169.

Other Publications and Working Papers

Household Matters: Revisiting the Returns to Capital among Female Micro-entrepreneurs (with Arielle Bernhardt, Rohini Pande and Natalia Rigol). Forthcoming, American Economic Review Insights.

Moving to Opportunity or Isolation? Network Effects of a Slum Relocation Program in India (with Sharon Barnhardt and Rohini Pande). American Economics Journal: Applied Economics, January 2017, 9(1):1-32.
Policy Brief

Friendship at Work: Can Peer Support Stimulate Female Entrepreneurship? (with Seema Jayachandran, Rohini Pande, and Natalia Rigol). American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, May 2016, 8(2):125-53.

Do Traditional Institutions Constrain Female Entrepreneurial Investment? A Field Experiment on Business Training in India (with Seema Jayachandran and Rohini Pande). May 2010, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings.

Educational Debt Burden and Career Choice: Evidence from a Financial Aid Experiment at NYU Law School American Economic Journal – Applied Economics, January 2009, 1(1): 1-21.

Impact Evaluation for Slum Upgrading Interventions (with Michael Kremer). Doing Impact Evaluation Series #3, World Bank, July 2006.

“Are There Upward Intergenerational Education Spillovers? The Influence of Children’s Schooling on Parents’ Smoking Cessation” (with Jorge de la Roca). June 2005. Working paper, Harvard University.