Research Statement


8. Regulation by Reputation? Intermediaries, Labor Abuses, and International Migration, with Niharika Singh, Accepted, The Review of Economics and Statistics

Media: [VoxDevTalks (Podcast)] [ND News] [Medium] [Daily Mirror]

7. Peer Pressure and Discrimination: Evidence from International Cricket, with Siddharth George, Forthcoming in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

Media: [The Hindu] [ExBulletin] [Mint] [SportsEcon]

Data: [Data and Code]

6. Hiring Frictions and the Promise of Online Job Portals: Evidence from India, with Niharika Singh, and Gabriel Tourek, American Economic Review-Insights, Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2023

Media: [SGB Brief] [VoxDev]

Data: [Data and Code]

5. Shackled to the Soil: Inherited Land, Cultural Norms, and Labor Mobility, The Journal of Human Resources, Volume 57, Issue 2, Spring 2022

Media: [Harvard Business Review] [Dawn]

Data: [Data and Code] [Raw Data]

4. Understanding Adverse Outcomes in Gulf Migration: Evidence from Administrative Data from Sri Lanka, with Alison Lodermeier, International Migration Review , Volume 56, Issue 1, 2022

3. Seeking the Treated: The Impact of Mobile Extension on Peer Information Exchange in India, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 153, November, 2021

Media: [VoxDev] [Ideas4India]

Data: [Data and Code]

2. ‘Mobile’izing Agricultural Advice: Technology Adoption, Diffusion, and Sustainabilitywith Shawn Cole,  The Economic Journal , Volume 131, Issue 633, January 2021, p. 192–219

Media: [JPAL Case Study] [Financial Times] [CEGA]

Data: [Data and Code]

1. Field Comparisons of Incentive-Compatible Preference Elicitation Techniques, with Shawn Cole, Daniel Stein, and Jeremy Tobacman,  Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Volume 172, April 2020, p.33-56


9. The Grass is Not Always Greener: The Effects of Local Labor Market Information on Search and Employment, with Niharika Singh (Notre Dame)

Status: Under Review

10. Present Mothers, Absent Children? The Effects of Migration Restrictions in Sri Lanka, with Alison Lodermeier (Brown) and Paul Shaloka (EEOC) 

Status: Draft available upon request (Updated, March, 2024)

11. Fraternity or Fracture? National Identity, Religious Minorities, and Communal Violence in India with Layton Hall (ND)

12. Agricultural Extension, Technology Adoption and Information Spillovers: Evidence from a Cluster Randomized Experiment, with Shawn Cole (HBS), Raissa Fabregas (UT-Austin) and Hee Kwon Seo (Chicago-GSB)

Status: Draft available upon request (Updated, January, 2024)

13. Natural Disasters, Local Economic Impact, and Migration: Evidence from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, with Chungeun Yoon (KDU)

Status: Draft available upon request (Updated, April, 2024)