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
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 Payment: The Microeconomics 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.
Smallholder Agriculture: An Experiment with
Agent-Intermediated Microloans in India
(with Pushkar Maitra,
and Alberto Motta), HKUST Institute for Emerging
Market Studies Working Paper 2015-23. Second
- Asymmetric Information and
Middleman Margins: An Experiment with Indian
Potato Farmers (with Sandip
Mookherjee and Maximo
Torero), HKUST Institute for Emerging Market
Studies Working Paper 2015-29. Revision
- Unintended Negative Consequences
of Rewards for Student Attendance: Results from
a Field Experiment in Indian Classrooms
(with Melody M. Chao, Rajeev Dehejia and Anirban
Mukhopadhyay), HKUST Institute for Emerging Market
Studies Working Paper 2015-22. Second
Mindsets and Identity Diverge: The Effects of
Implicit Theories and Incentive Schemes in a Field
Intervention (with Melody M. Chao, Anirban
Rajeev Dehejia). Submitted.
Impacts of Loans to Finance Smallholder
Agriculture (with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra and
Dilip Mookherjee). Available on request.
Lending: A New Approach to Microfinance
(with Pushkar Maitra,
and Alberto Motta).
Structure and Middleman Margins in Potato Markets
in West Bengal: Evidence from Trader Surveys (with
Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra,
Dilip Mookherjee and Alberto Motta).
the Relative Importance of Information and Credit
Constraints: An Empirical Study of Agricultural
Sales (with Pushkar Maitra,
Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee and Alberto
Inclusion for Agricultural Growth: An Alternative
Approach (with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra,
Dilip Mookherjee and Alberto Motta), Ideas
for India, 8th December 2014.
- Helping 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,
Against Innovation (with Rajeev Dehejia), The
Indian Express, 20th
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 Business".)
6100L: Topics in Economic Development,
Masters elective (Spring 2016, Spring 2015,
ECON 4434: Economic Development & Growth,
Undergraduate elective (Fall
2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011,
Spring 2011, Spring 2010).
4234: Labour Economics
& Human Resources, Undergraduate
elective (Fall 2015, Fall 2014).
2113: Microeconomics, Undergraduate core
course (Spring 2013, 2012,
VITAE (available on request).
updated: June 2016.