My research studies the process of economic growth and the importance of social structure for international economic development. Currently I am working on projects which seek to understand, using a variety of approaches and techniques, the sources of resource misallocation and low aggregate productivity in developing countries.
Work in Progress
Credit Constraints, Educational Investment and Misallocation: Evidence from Tanzania
with S. Gulesci, J. de Quidt, and M. Sulaiman.
Credit Constraints and Resource Allocation: Evidence from Ugandan Farmers
with J. de Quidt, B. Lerva, and S. Tripodi.
The Gains from Financial Inclusion: Theory and Quantitative Assessment
with T. Besley and M. Ghatak.
Language Heterogeneity and Structural Change
Accountability and Incentives: The Impacts of Different Regimes on Hospital Waiting Times in England and Wales
with T. Besley and G. Bevan. [working paper]
Accepted by The Quarterly Journal of Economics, S. Gulesci, B. Lerva, and M. Sulaiman.
Accepted by The Review of Economic Studies, with T. Chaney and T. Hassan.
Games and Economic Behavior 84: 39-57, 2014, with S. Penczynski.
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(3):1219-1271, 2013, with T. A. Hassan.
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1):237-282, 2012, with T. Besley, M. Ghatak.