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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

Market Integration and Industrialization

with I. Almås, T. Boppart and H. Malmberg.

Credit Constraints, Educational Investment and Misallocation: Evidence from Tanzania

with S. Gulesci, J. de Quidt, and M. Sulaiman.

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.

[new working paper]

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]

Publications

Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 134(1):281-347, 2019,

with S. Gulesci, B. Lerva, and M. Sulaiman.

[published version] [online appendix] [replication package]

Migrants, Ancestors, and Investments

Accepted by The Review of Economic Studies, with T. Chaney and T. Hassan.

[video] [VoxEU]

Out of Your Mind: Eliciting Individual Reasoning in One Shot Games

Games and Economic Behavior 84: 39-57, 2014, with S. Penczynski.

The Economic Impact of Social Ties: Evidence from German Reunification

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 128(3):1219-1271, 2013, with T. A. Hassan.

[online appendix]   [media coverage: Handelsblatt (14/07/2011)]

Incentives and the de Soto Effect

The Quarterly Journal of Economics 127(1):237-282, 2012, with T. Besley, M. Ghatak.

[online appendix]

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