Fields of research:
Primary: Development Economics
Secondary: Labor Economics

Reevaluating Agricultural Productivity Gaps with Longitudinal Microdata,” with Joan Hicks, Nicholas Li and Edward Miguel (submitted), NBER working paper (

Migration Choice under Risk and Liquidity Constraints,” working paper

Income Shocks, Marriage Timing, and Migration: Evidence from Indonesia,” with Sylvan Herskowitz, working paper
Long-term Effects of School Construction in Indonesia,” with Richard Akresh and Daniel Halim, working paper

Work in progress:

        Individual and Social Learning in Agriculture, with Jeremy Magruder

        Immigration and its Effects Crime, Violence and Social Unrest, with Brian Feld

Reports and reviews:
“Drought-tolerant rice in Eastern India - Diagnostic report prepared for the Standing Panel on Impact Assessment,” 2013, with Alain de Janvry
Understanding Attitudes Towards Migrants: A Broader Perspective,” Human Development Research Paper Series, No 53, 2009, with Jeni Klugman