Research

Papers:

No Toilet No Bride? Intrahousehold Bargaining in Male-Skewed Marriage Markets in India“, October 2016. Resubmitted.

A previous version of this paper was circulated as “The Bargaining Power of Missing Women: Evidence from a Sanitation Campaign in India.”

Media coverage: Wall Street Journal (India), Marginal Revolution, Development Impact (World Bank).

The Roots of Modern Sex Ratios“, with Jesse Anttila-Hughes and Patrick Krause, November 2016. Revision requested.

Changing Preferences through Experimental Games: Evidence from Sanitation and Hygiene in Tamil Nadu“, IFPRI Discussion Paper 1587. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

“Unintended Consequences of Enforcement in a Cooperative Institutions: Experimental Evidence from Tanzanian Fishers”, with Prof. Reimer (UAA), Dr. Onyango (UDSM), and Spencer MacColl (World Bank). Revision requested.

Work in Progress:

“Does Poverty Impede Cognitive Function? Experimental Evidence from Tanzanian Fishers”, with Prof. Reimer (UAA), Dr. Onyango (UDSM), Virginia Graves (Feed America). Available upon request.

“Sustainable Growth and the Millennium Development Goal to Halve Poverty” (2010). Updated version with recently released data coming soon.  

“Acceptance of Gender Violence and Seasonal Labor Patterns in a Global Sample of Women”, with Prof. Anttila-Hughes (USF) and Anja Tolonen (Barnard College). Available upon request.

“Seasonal Fires and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa ”, with Prof. Anttila-Hughes (USF) and Dr. Amir Jina (University of Chicago).

Policy Reports:

Whispers to Voices. Gender and Social Transformation in Bangladesh”. The World Bank. Bangladesh Development Series Paper No. 22 (March 2008).

To the MDG and Beyond: Accountability and Institutional Innovation in Bangladesh”. The World Bank. Bangladesh Development Series Paper No. 14 (January 2007).

The Bangladesh Vocational Education And Training System: An Assessment”.  The World Bank (November 2006).

Assistant Professor of Economics