Welcome to my webpage,

I am Associate Professor at the University of Warwick

and Research Affiliate at CEPR and JPAL.

Fields of interest: Development economics, Labor economics, Public economics and Political economy.

Click here to read my latest CV.

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

Working Papers:

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

Revision submitted at the Journal of Political Economy

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

Revision requested at the American Economic Review

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

New version coming soon

Publications:

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

Journal of Development Economics (forthcoming). [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 (forthcoming). 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:

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

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

Other Publications:

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

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Teaching:

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

Syllabus 2017-2018; 2018-19.

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