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
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, 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.
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.
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.