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Child development,education and health

  1. Student Responses to the Changing Content of School Meals in India (with Bidisha Barooah and Rohini Somanathan) (under review) [Download].

  2. Information Provision and Learning Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial, (with Bidisha Barooah and Rohini Somanathan),International Growth Center Working Paper. (in preparation)

  3. School Meals and Classroom Effort, (with Bidisha Barooah and Rohini Somanathan),International Growth Center Working Paper. (in preparation)

  4. Educational Attainment and Learning in India, 2004-12, with Bidisha Barooah in Batabyal and Nijkamp ed. Regional Growth and Sustainable Development in Asia, Springer, forthcoming.

  5. The Impact of School Meals on Student Participation in Rural India, Journal of Development Studies (Special Section on Impact Evaluation), 47(11): 1636-1656, November 2011.

  6. Child Welfare Programs and Child Nutrition: Evidence from a Mandated School Meal Program, Journal of Development Economics,92(2):152-165, July 2010.

    Media mention - The Economist [Download].

  7. Who Benefits from Public Sector Health Spending? Results of a Benefit Incidence Analysis for India, with Ajay Mahal, Janmejay Singh, Vikram Lamba, V. Selvaraju and Anil Gumber, The World Bank and The National Council of Applied Economic Research, 2002

Gender and social identity

  1. Why Are Fewer Married Women Working in Rural India? A Decomposition Analysis over Two Decades (with Taryn Dinkelman and Kanika Mahajan) (revise and resubmit) [Download].

  2. Women Political Leaders, Corruption and Learning: Evidence from a Large Public Program in India, with Vegard Iversen and M.R. Sharan, Economic Development and Cultural Change,forthcoming [accepted version]

  3. Female Labour Force Participation and Child Education in India: Evidence from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, with Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay and Soham Sahoo, IZA Journal of Labor and Development, April 2016.

    Interview - India at LSE blog [Download].

  4. Social Identity and Inequality: The Impact of China's Hukou System, with Sherry Xin Li and Yufei Ren, Journal of Public Economics, 123:17-29, March 2015.

  5. Social Networks and Labour Productivity: A Survey of Recent Theory and Evidence, with Amrita Dhillon and Swati Sharma, Indian Economic Review,2015, Vol L(1).

  6. Women's Empowerment and the Goal of Parity Between the Sexes in Schooling in India, Population Studies,64(2): 131-145, July 2010.

Governance and corruption

  1. Exposing Corruption: Can Electoral Competition Discipline Politicians? (with Amrita Dhillon and Eilon Solan) (under review) [Download]

  2. Women Political Leaders, Corruption and Learning: Evidence from a Large Public Program in India, with Vegard Iversen and M.R. Sharan, Economic Development and Cultural Change,forthcoming [accepted version]

  3. Social Audits and MGNREGA delivery: Lessons from Andhra Pradesh, with Vegard Iversen, India Policy Forum,2014

    Media mention - Live Mint and The Wall Street Journal [Download].

  4. Can Community Monitoring Improve the Accountability of Public Officials? Economic and Political Weekly,Vol. 43 (42), 2008.

  5. Mid Day Meals in Two States: Comparing the Financial and Institutional Organization of the Program, Economic and Political Weekly,Vol. XL (15), 2005.

WRITINGS IN POPULAR MEDIA

  • E-symposium on the 10th anniversary of MNREGA, Ideas for India, 14 March 2016. [Download].

  • Social audit isn't enough, Op-ed, Indian Express, 22 January 2014. [Download].

  • We,the monitors, Op-ed, Indian Express, 30 July 2013. [Download].

  • Does political reservation for women improve programme delivery?, Ideas for India, 17 January 2013. [Download].

  • Food for thought: On the design of school subsidy programmes, Ideas for India, 06 August 2012. [Download].


 
 
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