Delhi School of
Miranda House, Univ of
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Professor, Economics, The Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology, 2009 - present
Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy
and Ross School of Business, University of
Professor, Economics, Boston University, 2005-2009
Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Institutional
Economics, Financial Economics, Welfare and Poverty
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.
Mindsets and Identity Diverge: The Effects of
Implicit Theories and Incentive Schemes in a Field
Intervention (with Melody M. Chao, Anirban
Rajeev Dehejia). Second revision requested, Journal of Experimental Psychology:
Equity Impacts of Targeted Smallholder
Agricultural Credit (with Pushkar Maitra,
Sandip Mitra and Dilip Mookherjee), HKUST IEMS
Working Paper 2017-41. Submitted.
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).
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 2017, Spring 2016,
Spring 2015, Spring 2014).
- ECON 4434: Economic Development
& Growth, Undergraduate elective (Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014,
Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011,
- ECON 4234: Labour
Economics & Human Resources, Undergraduate
elective (Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014).
- ECON 2113: Microeconomics, Undergraduate
core course (Spring 2013,
2012, 2011, 2010).
updated: June 2017.