working papers

  1. (En-) 'lightening' Children: Assessing the Impacts of Access to Electricity on Children's Achievement Levels (with Somdeep Chatterjee and Jai Kamal) [PDF available on request]

works in progress

  1. How access to residential schools for underprivileged girls affects their education outcomes

  2. How parental alcohol consumption affects children's education outcomes: A field experiment

  3. How gender bias in films and TV affects women's position in the viewers' households (with Deepthi Mohan)

  4. How a self-employment programme affects fertility and marital outcomes (with Shanike Smart)

  5. How the customs of dowry and child marriage in India affect girls' education outcomes in response to an exogenous reduction in education costs

  6. How access to preschool affects long-term non-cognitive skills (with Deepthi Mohan, David Slichter, and Hongjian Wang)

  7. How access to piped drinking water affects children's education outcomes

  8. How local autonomy over infrastructure-enhancing fund-use affects health and education outcomes (with Shanike Smart)


1. Universal basic income and the Indian macroeconomy [Ideas for India - PDF, Permanent Link] [Qrius - PDF, Permanent Link]

2. The View from Sitapur (Of the Indian Economy that I knew - Or so I thought) [The Hindu - PDF, Permanent Link]

3. How long do you spend on Facebook? - Econometrics for dummies! [Ceteris Paribus - PDF, Permanent Link]


  1. The slow pace of structural transformation of employment in post-Independence India (with Priyesh Jain). [PDF]

  2. Value and Distribution: A Capital Theory Debate [PDF]