I am Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick

And Research Affiliate at BREAD, CEPR, EUDN and JPAL.


Research Interests: Development, Environment, Labor, Public, and Political economy.

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My email address is c.imbert `at' warwick.ac.uk.

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Working Papers:

Urban Public Works in Spatial Equilibrium: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia (with Simon Fanklin, Girum Abebe and Carolina Mejia-Mantilla)

Revision requested at the American Economic Review

Take-up of Social Benefits: Experimental Evidence from France (with Laura Castell, Marc Gurgand and Todor Tochev)

Submitted

Can Information about Jobs Improve the Effectiveness of Vocational Training? Experimental Evidence from India (with Wiji Arulampalam, Bhaskar Chakravorty, Apurav Yash Bhatiya, and Roland Rathelot) [IZA]

New version coming soon

Entry, Exit and Candidate Selection: Experimental Evidence from India (with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Rohini Pande)

New version coming soon

Publications:

Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (with Marlon Seror, Yifan Zhang and Yanos Zylberberg)

American Economic Review (2022) 112 (6): 1885-1914 [Latest Draft] Blog: VoxDev

How to Improve Tax Compliance? Evidence from Population-wide Experiments in Belgium (with Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Johannes Spinnewijn, Teodora Tsankova and Maarten Luts)

Journal of Political Economy (2021) 129 (5): 1425-1463 . [Latest Draft] Blogs: VoxEU

Costs and Benefits of Rural-Urban Migration: Evidence from India (with John Papp)

Journal of Development Economics (2020) 146, 102473 . [Latest Draft]

E-governance, Accountability, and Leakage in Public Programs: Experimental Evidence from a Financial Management Reform in India (with Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, Santhosh Mathew and Rohini Pande)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2020) 12 (4): 39-72. [Latest Draft] Earlier version [NBER] Blogs: VoxDev

Short-term Migration, Rural Public Works and Urban Labor Markets: Evidence from India (with John Papp)

Journal of the European Economic Association (2020) 18(2): 927–963. [Latest Draft] Blogs: VoxEU. Media coverage: Hindustan Times Ideas for India

Labor Market Effects of Social Programs: Evidence from India's Employment Guarantee (with John Papp)

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2015) 7(2): 233-263. [Latest draft] Blogs: VoxDev Media coverage: Ideas for India

Decomposing wage inequality: public and private sectors in Vietnam 1993-2006

World Bank Economic Review (2013) 27(1): 55-79. [Latest draft]

Work in Progress:

Candidate selection for a training and placement program in India (with Wiji Arulampalam, Bhaskar Chakravorty, Apurav Yash Bhatiya, and Roland Rathelot)

Rural-urban Migration, Informality and Firm Dynamics (with Gabriel Ulyssea)

Floating population: consumption and location choices of rural migrants in China (with Joan Monras, Marlon Seror and Yanos Zylberberg)

Other Publications:

Covid-19: Expected migrant movement as lockdown eases

Ideas for India 1st May 2020. Data [Devdatalab].

Social protection response to the COVID-19 crisis: options for developing countries (with François Gerard and Kate Orkin)

Oxford Review of Economic Policy Volume 36, Issue Supplement_1, 2020, Pages S281–S296.

Estimating leakages in India’s employment guarantee (with John Papp),

In Reetika Khera, editor, The battle for employment guarantee. Oxford University Press, 2011.

Estimating leakages in India's employment guarantee: an update (with John Papp)

Media Coverage: The Hindu and Indian Express

Travailler pour être aidé? L'emploi garanti indien Opuscule Cepremap n°33, ENS Editions, Paris.

Teaching:

Development Economics (MRes/PhD 2nd year, University of Warwick)

Syllabus 2017-2018; 2018-19; 2020-21 ; 2021-22

Development Economics (Undergraduate 3nd year, University of Warwick): Labor markets

Syllabus

Development Economics (Undergraduate 2nd year, University of Warwick)

Syllabus

Development Economics (MPhil/PhD 2nd year, University of Oxford): State and development.

Lecture Notes

Quantitative Methods (MSc in Development Economics, University of Oxford): Treatment Effects.

Lecture Notes

Data:

District-level employment provision and expenditures under MGNREGS every year from 2006 to 2016

Data

District-level employment provision under MGNREGS every month from 2009 to 2016

Data

GP-level employment provision under MGNREGS every year from 2006 to 2010

Rajasthan

Bihar

Past PhD-Students:

Teodora Tsankova (Tilburg University)

Felix Forster (Ofcom, UK government)

Neha Bose (CMA, UK government)

Apurav Yash Bhatiya (Birmingham University)

Karmini Sharma (Stanford)

Ashish Aggarwal (Analysis Group)