Delhi School of
Miranda House, Univ of
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Professor, Economics, The
Hong Kong University of Science and
Technology, 2017 -- present
Professor, Economics, The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology, 2009 -- 2017
Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
and Ross School of Business, University of
Professor, Economics, Boston University,
Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Institutional
Economics, Financial Economics, Welfare and Poverty
Institute for Emerging Market Studies
- Research Affiliate, Bureau
for Research and Economic Analysis of
- Research Affiliate, Innovations
for Poverty Action (IPA), Small and Medium Enterprises Initiative
Mindsets and Identity Diverge: The Effects of
Implicit Theories and Incentive Schemes in a Field
Intervention (with Melody M. Chao, Anirban
Rajeev Dehejia). Accepted, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Information and Middleman Margins: An Experiment
with Indian Potato Farmers (with Sandip
Mookherjee and Maximo
Review of Economics and Statistics.
Smallholder Agriculture: An Experiment with
Agent-Intermediated Microloans in India
(with Pushkar Maitra,
and Alberto Motta), Journal of Development
Economics, July 2017, Volume 127, pp.
Consequences of Rewards for Student Attendance:
Results from a Field Experiment in Indian
Classrooms (with Melody M. Chao, Rajeev
Dehejia and Anirban Mukhopadhyay), Economics of
October 2016, Volume 54, pp. 173-184.
Distributive Impact of Reforms in Credit
Enforcement: Evidence from Indian Debt Recovery
Tribunals (with Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal
and Dilip Mookherjee),
2012, Volume 80, Number 2, pp. 497-558.
Reform and Loan Repayment: The Microeconomic
Impact of Debt Recovery Tribunals in India,
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July
2009, pp. 59-81.
Country Comparisons of Poverty based on a
Capability Approach (with Sanjay Reddy and
Muhammad Asali). In Arguments
for a Better World: Essays in Honour
of Amartya Sen (editors: Kaushik Basu
and Ravi Kanbur),
2009, Oxford University Press, pp. 7-29.
Rent Control and Riots: The Economics of
Religious Conflict in an Indian City (with
Erica Field, Matthew Levinson and Rohini
Economic Review, May 2008, pp. 505-510.
of Agricultural Credit Programs: Private Agents
versus Local Governments (with Pushkar Maitra,
Sandip Mitra and Dilip Mookherjee).
Incentivising the Poor to Save: A Study of Migrant
Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (with Wooyoung Lim).
to Make a Miracle: Structurally Disentangling the
Mechanisms by which Agent-Intermediated Lending
Increases Farmer Incomes (with coauthors).
Structure and Middleman Margins in Potato Markets
in West Bengal: Evidence from Trader Surveys (with
Assessing the Relative Importance of Information
and Credit Constraints: An Empirical Study of
Agricultural Sales (with coauthors).
Margins and Market Structure in West Bengal Potato
Supply Chains (with Sandip Mitra, Dilip
Mookherjee and Maximo Torero), VoxDev, August 2017.
Microfinance: An Alternative Trail (with
Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee and
Alberto Motta), Spore, January 2017.
Inclusion for Agricultural Growth: An Alternative
Approach (with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra,
Dilip Mookherjee and Alberto Motta), Ideas for
India, 8th December 2014.
Microfinance Fulfill Its Promise: Raising Borrower
Incomes through Agent-Intermediated Lending
(with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip
Mookherjee and Alberto Motta), IEMS Thought
Leadership Brief, No. 3, October 2014.
Against Innovation (with Rajeev Dehejia), The
Indian Express, 20th
- Agent Intermediated Loans: A New
Approach to Microfinance (with Pushkar Maitra,
Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee and Alberto Motta),
ISB Insight, Jan-Mar 2014, Volume
1, Issue 2, pp. 33-37. (ISB Insight is the "Flagship
Research Quarterly of the Indian School of
- ECON 5420 (formerly ECON 6100L):
Topics in Economic Development,
Masters elective (Spring 2018 (scheduled), Spring 2017, Spring 2016,
Spring 2015, Spring 2014).
- ECON 4434: Economic Development
& Growth, Undergraduate elective (Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014,
Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011,
- ECON 4234: Labour
Economics & Human Resources, Undergraduate
elective (Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014).
- ECON 2113: Microeconomics, Undergraduate
core course (Spring 2013,
2012, 2011, 2010).
WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
Executive Committee, Institute for Emerging
Market Studies, 2015 -- present 20th
- Member, Department of Economics,
MSc Affairs Committee, 2017 -- present 20th September 2014.
- Member, Department of Economics
Undergraduate Affairs Committee, 2009--17 20th September 2014.
- Member, Organising Committee,
Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day,
Women Faculty Association, UST, 2012-2015. 20th September 2014.
- Chair, Programme Committee,
HKUST-APEC Conference on "Information and
Access to Markets: New Approaches to
Agricultural Development", December 13-14,
SERVICE OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY
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