Delhi School of
Miranda House, Univ of
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor, Economics, The Hong Kong University
of Science and Technology, 2009 - present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public
Policy and Ross School of Business, University of
Assistant Professor, Economics, Boston University,
Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics,
Institutional Economics, Financial Economics, Welfare
Financing Smallholder Agriculture: An Experiment with
Agent-Intermediated Microloans in India
(with Pushkar Maitra,
and Alberto Motta), Forthcoming, Journal of
Asymmetric Information and Middleman Margins: An
Experiment with Indian Potato Farmers (with
Mookherjee and Maximo
Torero), Accepted, Review of Economics and
Unintended 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
Education Review, October 2016, Volume 54, pp.
The Distributive Impact of Reforms in Credit
Enforcement: Evidence from Indian Debt Recovery
Tribunals (with Ulf von
March 2012, Volume 80, Number 2, pp. 497-558.
Legal Reform and Loan Repayment: The Microeconomic
Impact of Debt Recovery Tribunals in India, American
Economic Journal: Applied Economics, July 2009, pp.
Inter 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
and Ravi Kanbur),
2009, Oxford University Press, pp. 7-29.
Segregation, 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.
When Mindsets and Identity Diverge: The Effects of
Implicit Theories and Incentive Schemes in a Field
Intervention (with Melody M. Chao,
Rajeev Dehejia). Revision requested, Journal of Experimental Psychology:
Equity Impacts of Targeted Smallholder Agricultural
Credit (with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra and Dilip
Targeting 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).
Market 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).
Agricultural Microfinance: An Alternative Trail
(with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee and
Alberto Motta), Spore, January 2017.
Financial 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, October 2014.
Schooled 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 Business".)
- ECON 6100L: Topics in Economic
Development, Masters elective
(Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014).
- ECON 4434: Economic Development &
Growth, Undergraduate elective (Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013,
Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Spring 2010).
- ECON 4234: Labour Economics & Human
Resources, Undergraduate elective (Fall
2015, Fall 2014).
- ECON 2113: Microeconomics,
Undergraduate core course
(Spring 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010).
Last updated: February 2017.