Research

Working Papers

The Effects of Road Quality on Household Welfare: Evidence from Indonesia's Highways
        (with Paul J. Gertler, Tadeja Gracner, and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro)
        August 2014 [paper]

Skill Transferability, Migration, and Development: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia
(with Samuel Bazzi, Arya Gaduh, and Maisy Wong)
December 2014 [paper, appendix, slides]

Transport Infrastructure and Firm Location Choice in Equilibrium: Evidence from Indonesia's Highways
October 2013 [paperappendix]


Research in Progress

Reforming Indonesia's Policies Towards Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
(with Nicholas Burger, Sarah Weilant, Arya Gaduh, AKATIGA and others) 

Rethinking the Informal Sector in Indonesia
(with Nicholas Burger, Sarah Weilant, Arya Gaduh, AKATIGA and others)

Ethnic Diversity and Nation Building: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia
(with Samuel Bazzi, Arya Gaduh, and Maisy Wong)

Do Cluster Development Programs Work? Evidence from Indonesia's Integrated Economic Development Zones
(with Samuel Bazzi, Amalavoyal Chari, Kun Gu, and Shanthi Nataraj)

The Benefits of Transport Infrastructure: Evidence from Banana Company Railroads in Honduras
(with Bryan S. Graham)


Publications

Financial Crisis and Productivity Evolution: Evidence from Indonesia
(with Sharon L. Poczter and Paul J. Gertler)
The World Economy 37(5): 705-731, May 2014 [paper]
        Submitted Version [paper]

Collective Action in Diverse Sierra Leone Communities 
(with Rachel Glennerster and Edward Miguel)
The Economic Journal 123(568): 285-316, May 2013 [paper]
Submitted Version [paperappendix]
Working Paper Version:  NBER Working Paper Number 16196 [paper]

Sudden Flight and True Sudden Stops
(with Francis E. Warnock)
Review of International Economics 19(3): 509-524, August 2011 [paper]
Working Paper Version:  NBER Working Paper Number 12726 [paper]

Outflows-induced Sudden Stops
(with Jillian E. Faucette and Francis E. Warnock)
The Journal of Policy Reform 8(2): 119-129, June 2005 [paper]


Other Working Papers

Exchange-Rate Pass-Through in the G-7 countries
(with Jane E. Ihrig and Mario Marazzi)
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
International Finance Discussion Paper Number 851, January 2006 [paper]