Research

Published and Accepted Papers

Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets,” American Economic Review, 2019. 109(10): 3585-3616.
          [Slides]  [Online Appendix]
          Recipient of the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award in Behavioural Economics.

          Coverage: Could this be the best paper on nominal wage rigidity? Marginal Revolution.

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality (with Emily Breza and Yogita Shamdasani). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2018. 133(2): 611-663.
          [Slides]  [Replication Files]
          Coverage: “When Unequal Pay Makes Everyone Less Productive, Wall Street Journal.

Self-Control at Work” (with Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan). Journal of Political Economy, 2015. 123(6): 1227-1277 [lead article].
          [Online Appendix]
          Coverage: Looking at Productivity as a State of Mind,New York Times.

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


Working Papers

The Limits of Neighborly Exchange (with Ryan Bubb and Sendhil Mullainathan), 2018.

Does Financial Strain Lower Productivity?” (with Sendhil Mullainathan, Suanna Oh, and Frank Schilbach), 2019.

“Labor Rationing: A Revealed Preference Approach from Hiring Shocks” (with Emily Breza and Yogita Shamdasani), 2019. [Email for draft]


Selected Work in Progress

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

“The Poor Tax: Redistributive Pressure and Labor Supply” (with Aletheia Donald, Eliana Carranza, and Florian Grosset)

“The Malleability of Sustained Attention” (with Christina Brown and Heather Schofield)

"Cognitive Constraints in Consumption Smoothing" (with Ned Augenblick, Kelsey Jack, and Nicholas Swanson)