Research

Publications

  1. The Welfare Cost of Lawlessness: Evidence from Somali Piracy, joint with Tim Besley and Hannes-Felix Mueller. Journal of the European Economics Association, Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 203 – 239, April 2015.
  2. Group Lending Without Joint Liability, joint with Jon de Quidt and Maitreesh Ghatak. In Journal of Development Economics, pages 217-236, May 2016.
  3. Take what you can: property rights, contestability and conflict, joint with Samuel Marden, Economic Journal, Volume 127, Issue 601, 757–783, May 2017.
  4. On the Comparative Advantage of U.S. Manufacturing: Evidence from the Shale Gas Revolution, joint with Rabah Arezki and Frank Pisch, Journal of International Economics, Volume 107, 34–59, July 2017.
  5. Who Voted for Brexit? A Comprehensive District-Level Analysis, joint with Sascha Becker and Dennis NovyEconomic Policy, 32(92), 601–650, October 2017.
  6. Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance, joint with Jon de Quidt and Maitreesh Ghatak, forthcoming, Economic Journal.
  7. More than an Urban Legend: The long-term socio-economic Effects of Unplanned Fertility Shocks, joint with Amar Shanghavi and Oliver Pardo, forthcoming, Journal of Population Economics. An earlier version of the paper had the title “An Urban Legend?! Power Rationing, Fertility and its Effects on Mothers”, and circulates as CEP Working Paper 1247, 2013.

Working Papers

  1. Social Insurance and Conflict: Evidence from India, EOPP Working Paper Number 53, 2014.
  2. Commercialization and the Decline of Joint Liability Microcredit 2016, joint with Jon de Quidt and Maitreesh Ghatak, revise and resubmit.
  3. Fracking Growth, CEP Working Paper 1278, 2014.
  4. Did Eastern European immigration cause an increase in anti-European sentiment in the UK?, joint with Sascha Becker.