London School of Economics: Professor of Economics
STICERD, LSE: Director
International Growth Centre: Co-Director, State Capabilities Research Programme.
Research Fellow, Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Research Fellow, Bureau for the Analysis of Economic Development (BREAD).
Research Affiliate, JPAL Europe.
Research Fellow, European Development Research Network (EUDN).
Research Fellow, IZA
Network Member, CESifo
Journals and other Boards
Council Member, European Economic Association
Board of Editors, Journal of Economic Literature
Board of Editors, Journal of Development Economics
Associate Editor, Economic Journal
Associate Editor and Member of the Management Board, Economica
Boston College, Boston, MA Ph.D. in Economics, May 2000
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o “Team Incentives: Evidence from a Field Experiment” with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul Journal of the European Economic Association forthcoming
o “Field Experiments with Firms” with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul Journal of Economic Perspectives 2011
o “The Diminishing Effect of Democracy in Diverse Societies” with Gilat Levy , Journal of Public Economics 2011
o “Social Incentives in the Workplace” with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul Review of Economic Studies 2010
o “Intentions to Participate in Adolescent Training Programs: Evidence from Uganda” with Robin Burgess, Markus Goldstein, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul and Munshi Sulaiman Journal of the European Economic Association 2010
o “The Heterogeneous Effect of Class Size: New Evidence from a Panel of University Students” with Valentino Larcinese and Imran Rasul Economic Journal 2010
o "Active and Passive Waste in Government Spending: Evidence from a Policy Experiment." with Andrea Prat and Tommaso Valletti American Economic Review, September 2009, 99: 1278-1308
o “Social Connections and Incentives in the Workplace: Evidence from Personnel Data” with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul Econometrica, July 2009, 77: 1047-94.
o "Social capital in the workplace: Evidence on its formation and consequences" with Imran Rasul and Iwan Barankay, invited submission Labour Economics, August 2008, vol. 15(4), pages 724-748
o “Contract Duration and Investment Incentives: Evidence from Land Tenancy Agreements in 19th century Italy.” Journal of the European Economic Association, September 2007: vol. 5(5), pages 953-986.
o “Incentives for Managers and Inequality Among Workers: Evidence from a Firm Level Experiment” with Imran Rasul and Iwan Barankay. Quarterly Journal of Economics May 2007 122: 729-75.
o “Land Distribution, Incentives and the Choice of Production Techniques: Theory and Evidence from Rural Nicaragua.” World Bank Economic Review, May 2007: 21(3):487-508
o “Social Networks and the Adoption of New Technology in Northern Mozambique” with Imran Rasul. Lead article Economic Journal October 2006: 116: 862-902.
o “Traders, Cops and Robbers” with James Anderson. Journal of International Economics, September 2006 vol. 70(1), pages 197-215
o “The Evolution of Cooperative Norms: Evidence from a Field Experiment” with Iwan Barankay and Imran Rasul. Lead article, Invited Submission, Advances to Economic Analysis & Policy, special issue on Field Experiments John A. List (ed), April 2006, vol. 6(2), 28 pages.
o “Social Preferences and the Response to Incentives: Evidence from Personnel Data” with Imran Rasul and Iwan Barankay. Quarterly Journal of Economics August 2005 vol. 120(3), pages 917-962
o "Cooperation in Collective Action" with Imran Rasul and Iwan Barankay. Invited Submission Economics of Transition Special Issue: Symposium on Institutions and economic performance, Banerjee,A. and Ghatak, M. (eds) July 2005, vol. 13(3), pages 473-498
o “Private Enforcement and Social Efficiency” with James Anderson. Journal of Development Economics, 2005 vol. 77(2), pages 341-366
o “Robin Hood's Compromise: the Economics of Moderate Land Reforms ” with Gilat Levy. Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy: Vol. 3: No. 1, Article 19. 2004, 25 pages
o “Private States and the Enforcement of Property Rights: Theory and evidence on the origins of the Sicilian mafia”- Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Spring 2003: vol. 19(1), pages 218-244
o “Does Financial Liberalisation Raise or Reduce Savings?” with G.Caprio, P.Honohan, F.Schiantarelli, Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2000: vol. 82(2), pages 239-263
Carlo Alberto Medal: Awarded biennially to an outstanding Italian economist under the age of 40; 2011
American Economic Review “Excellence in Refereering Award” 2009
British Academy: Research Development Award, December 2008-November 2010
IZA Young Labor Economist Award 2007 for “Social Preferences and the Response to Incentives: Evidence from Personnel Data” with Imran Rasul and Iwan Barankay. Quarterly Journal of Economics August 2005
ESRC teaching buy-out research grant, January 2007-April 2008
LSE teaching prize, February 2005
ESRC teaching buy-out research grant, January 2005-April 2006
STICERD-London School of Economics, research grant, February 2003
ESRC teaching buy-out research grant, November 2000-November 2001
STICERD-London School of Economics, research grant, February 2000
Conferences and Seminars
Co-organizer (with Henrik Kleven, Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez), CEPR Public Policy Symposium, joint with IGC State Capabilities Programme Meeting, STICERD, June 18-19, 2010
Co-organizer (with Tim Besley), AMID/BREAD/CEPR Development Conference, STICERD September 25-26, 2009
Co-organiser STICERD/UCL Development and Growth Seminar
Committee member, Annual Conference of the European Economic Association
Committee member, Annual Conference of the Royal Economic Society
Previous Academic Appointments
LSE Department of Economics. August 2007-July 2010: Reader in Economics
LSE Department of Economics. September 1999-July 2007: Lecturer in Economics
Northwestern University, Department of Economics and CSIO. March-May 2007: Visiting Assistant Professor.
IIES, Stockholm. March 2006: Visiting Assistant Professor
Yale University, Department of Economics. April 2005: Visiting Assistant Professor
Universita’ Bocconi, Milan. March 2005: Visiting Assistant Professor
IIES, Stockholm. April 2004: Visiting Assistant Professor
New York University, Department of Economics.January-March 2004: Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Chicago, GSB January-March 2003: Visiting Assistant Professor
LSE Summer School. August 2000-present: Lecturer- Principles of Microeconomics.
American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Literature, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of African Economies, NSF, ESRC, Economic Development and Cultural Change
Daniel Metzger, Assistant Professor, Stockholm School of Economics
Yanhui Wu, Assistant Professor, USC
Selim Gulesci, Assistant Professor, Universita’ Bocconi
Prakarsh Singh, Assistant Professor, Umass Amherst
Sanchari Roy, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Warwick.
Stefanie Sieber, Young Professional Program, World Bank
Sonia Goncalves, Imperial College
Jin Wang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ameet Morjaria, Post Doctoral Fellow, Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Academy Junior Scholar, Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass, USA
Kumar Aniket, New Hall & Trinity College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Irma Clots-Figueras, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Development Economics (graduate and undergraduate)
Contracts and Organizations (graduate)
Microeconomics for Public Policy (graduate, MPA)
Economic History (graduate)
Principles of Microeconomics (undergraduate)