Research

 

Publications

Legalize, Tax and Deter: Optimal Enforcement Policies for Corruptible Officials (2015). With Alberto Motta, Forthcoming to the Journal of Development Economics.

  1. Web Appendix

The Disease Environment, Schooling, and Development Outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopia (2015). Forthcoming to the Journal of Development Studies.

  1. Web Appendix

The Trade Consequences of Maritime Insecurity: Evidence from Somali Piracy (2015).  With Anca Cristea and Logan Lee, Forthcoming to the  Review of International Economics.

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

  1.    Web appendix

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

  1.     Previous version: “Do Blackout Baby Booms Exist?”

Working Papers

Does Group Inclusion Hurt Financial Inclusion? Evidence from Ultra-Poor Members of Ugandan Savings Groups, with Andrea Canidio, Updated August 2015

The Economics of Savings and Borrowing Groups, with Andrea Canidio

Work in Progress

Savings and Borrowing within Savings Groups, with Andrea Canidio and Rebekah Shelby

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


Zanzibar 2008 Fieldwork materials

Uganda 2013-14 Fieldwork materials (SCORE)