Curriculum Vitae

APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley (2016  present

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (2012 – 2016)


AFFILIATIONS

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) (2014 – present)

Affiliate, Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) (2014 – present) 

Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) (2014 – present)

Research Affiliate, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), SME Initiative (2014 – present)

Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) (2015 – present)

Affiliate, Poverty Action Lab (JPAL) (2015 – present)

Affiliate, CESifo (2015 – present)


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Political Economy and Government (Economics), Harvard University (2007-2012)

M.P.A. in International Development (MPA/ID), Harvard University (2007)

B.S., Operations Research: Engineering Management Systems, Columbia University (2004)


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award in Behavioural Economics (2015)

David A. Wells Prize for “outstanding original research in a dissertation”,  Harvard Economics Department (2012)

Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science,  Harvard University (2010-2011)

Dissertation Fellow,  Project on Justice, Welfare, and Economics,  Harvard University (2009-2010)

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow,  Harvard Kennedy School (2005-2007)


GRANTS

National Science Foundation research grant SES 1658937 (2017)

National Science Foundation research grant SES 1658931 (2017)

National Science Foundation research grant SES 1658924 (2017)

Agricultural Technology Adoption Initiative pilot grant (2016)

National Science Foundation research grant SES 1459928 (2015)

Spencer Foundation research grant (2015)

Columbia President's Global Innovation Fund research grant (2015)

SIPA Faculty research grant (2015)

Research grant, International Growth Centre (IGC) (2014)

Research grant, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM-LIC) (2014)

Exploratory grant, Private Enterprise Development for Low-Income Countries (PEDL) (2014)

Junior faculty grant, Office of the Provost, Columbia University (2013)

USAID Development Innovation Ventures grant (2012)

National Science Foundation research grant SES 0961857 (2009)

Warburg Funds research grant, Department of Economics, Harvard University (2009)

Research grant, Consortium on Energy Policy Research, Harvard University (2009)

Research grant, Centre for Development Finance, IFMR, India (2009)


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Referee: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,  American Economic Review, Econometrica,  Economic Development and Cultural Change,  Economic Journal,  Journal of African Economies,  Journal of Development Economics,  Journal of the European Economic Association,  Journal of Political Economy,  Journal of Public Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics,  Management Science,  Nature, Review of Economics and Statistics,  Review of Economic Studies,  Science


PUBLISHED & ACCEPTED PAPERS

“Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets,” Accepted, American Economic Review, 2017.

“The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality” (with Emily Breza and Yogita Shamdasani). Accepted, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017.

“Self-Control at Work” (with Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan). Journal of Political Economy, 2015. 123(6): 1227-1277 [lead article].

“Self-Control and the Development of Work Arrangements” (with Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan). 2010. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. 100(2): 624-628.


WORKING PAPERS

“Contracting Failures in the Village Economy” (with Ryan Bubb and Sendhil Mullainathan), 2017.


SELECTED RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Separation Failures: Market-Level Evidence for Labor Misallocation” (with Aprajit Mahajan)

“Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Demand Shocks” (with Emily Breza and Yogita Shamdasani)

“A Supply Side Rationale for Wage Floors: Evidence for Worker Collusion” (with Emily Breza and Nandita Krishnaswamy) 

“Does Poverty Lower Productivity?” (with Sendhil Mullainathan, Suanna Oh, and Frank Schilbach)

“The Poor Tax: The Effects of Redistributive Pressure on Labor Supply in Cote D’Ivoire” (with Aletheia Donald, Eliana Carranza, and Florian Grosset)

“The Malleability of Sustained Attention: A New View on Human Capital Development” (with Christina Brown and Heather Schofield)