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
Testing Willingness to Pay Elicitation Mechanisms in the Field: Evidence from Uganda
with J. de Quidt, S. Gulesci, B. Lerva and S. Tripodi.
Credit Constraints and Demand for Remedial Education: Evidence from Tanzania
with S. Gulesci, J. de Quidt, and M. Sulaiman.
Immigration, Innovation, and Growth
with T. Chaney, T. Hassan, L. Tarquinio and S. Terry.
Market Integration and Industrialization
with I. Almås, T. Boppart and H. Malmberg.
Credit Constraints and Capital Allocation in Agriculture: Theory and Evidence from Uganda
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]
The Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(1):281-347, 2019,
with S. Gulesci, B. Lerva, and M. Sulaiman.
The Review of Economic Studies 86(4): 1448-1486, 2019,
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.