Research

 

Publications

Legalize, Tax and Deter: Optimal Enforcement Policies for Corruptible Officials (2016). With Alberto Motta, Journal of Development Economics, 118, p. 207-215.

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The Disease Environment, Schooling, and Development Outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopia (2015). Journal of Development Studies, 51(12), p. 1563-1584. (lead article)

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The Trade Consequences of Maritime Insecurity: Evidence from Somali Piracy (2015). With Anca Cristea and Logan Lee, Review of International Economics, 23(3), p. 525-557.

Collusion and the Organization of the Firm (2015). With Alberto Motta, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 7(3), 1-33.

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Transitory Shocks and Birth Weights: Evidence from a Blackout in Zanzibar (2014). Journal of Development Economics, 108, p. 154-168.               

Power Outages, Power Externalities, and Baby Booms (2014). Demography, 51(4), p. 1477-1500


Working Papers

Does Group Inclusion Hurt Financial Inclusion? Evidence from Ultra-poor Members of Ugandan Savings Groups, with Andrea Canidio, Updated February 2016 (Under review)

The Allocation of Capital in Rural Credit Markets, with Andrea Canidio, Updated March 2016 (Under review)

The Economics of Savings Groups, with Andrea Canidio and Rebekah Selby, Updated April 2016 (Under review)



Work in Progress

How does Mobile Money Affect Adopters’ Social Networks?, with Cynthia Kinnan and Silvia Prina

Borrowing Constraints in Savings and Lending Groups, with Jessica Goldberg and Kristina Walker Pedersen

Prohibition, Legalization, and the Cost of Corruption in the War against Drugs, with Alberto Motta

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Zanzibar 2008 Fieldwork materials

Uganda 2013-14 Fieldwork materials (SCORE)