Research

Published and Accepted Papers

The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality (with Emily Breza and Yogita Shamdasani), 2017.  NBER Working Paper No. 22491. Accepted, Quarterly Journal of Economics.
          Coverage: “When Unequal Pay Makes Everyone Less Productive, Wall Street Journal.

Self-Control at Work” (with Michael Kremer and Sendhil Mullainathan). 2015. Journal of Political Economy. 123(6): 1227-1277 (lead article).
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          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). 2010. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. 100(2): pp. 624-628.



Working Papers

Nominal Wage Rigidity in Village Labor Markets,” 2017.  NBER Working Paper No. 20770.  Revised and Resubmitted, American Economic Review.
          Recipient of the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award in Behavioural Economics.
          Coverage: Could this be the best paper on nominal wage rigidity? Marginal Revolution.

Barriers to Contracting in Village Economies: A Test for Enforcement Constraints (with Ryan Bubb and Sendhil Mullainathan), 2016. 



Selected Work in Progress

Multiple Missing Markets and Separation Failures in Villages

“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: 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)