Research

 

Publications


2014: “Transitory Shocks and Birth Weights: Evidence from a Blackout in Zanzibar Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming

2014: Power Outages, Power Externalities, and Baby BoomsDemography, Forthcoming

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


Completed Working Papers


Legalize, Tax and Deter: Optimal Enforcement Policies for Corruptible Officials,” with Alberto Motta, Revise and Resubmit to the Journal of Development Economics, Updated January  2013

Collusion and the Organization of the Firm” with Alberto Motta, Resubmitted to the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, January 2014

The Trade Consequences of Maritime Insecurity: Evidence from Somali Piracy”, with Anca Cristea and Logan Lee, Submitted January 2014

The Disease Environment, Schooling, and Development Outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopia,” Updated May 2013


Work in Progress

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

“The Economics of Village Savings and Loans Associations: Experimental Evidence from Uganda”, with Andrea Canidio

“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


Zanzibar 2008 Fieldwork