Development Economics         

  1. Sovereign Rating for the Unrated Developing Countries (joint with Dilip Ratha and Sanket Mohapatra of World Bank). World Development: 2011, vol 39(3) pp 295-307. (lead article)
  2. Impact of Remittances on Household Income, Asset and Human Capital: Evidence from Sri Lanka (joint with Dilip Ratha of World Bank) Migration and Development:2012,  1 (1), 163-179.
  3. Cherry-Picking or Lemon-Grabbing? Investigating FDI in Indian Manufacturing Firms (Joint with Priya Nagaraj, William Patterson University)  Foreign Trade Review:2013, 48 (2), 219-231.
  4. Cultural Transmission and Contraceptive Use – Evidence from US-Mexico Migration. Migration and Development:2013, 2 (2), 286-311.
  5. Productivity and firm size in India (joint with Priya Nagaraj of William Patterson University), Small Business Economics: 2014, Volume 42(4), 891-907.
  6. Mother's Autonomy and Child Welfare - A New Measure and Some New Evidence (joint with Tanika Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur) Forthcoming at Review of Economics of the Household.

Papers under review

  • "Effects of Foreign Equity Participation on Recipient Firm Exports – Evidence from a Selection Model"  (joint with  Priya Nagaraj of William Patterson University) 

Working papers

  • "Environmental Sustainability As A Strategic Tool To Gain Competitive Advantage:  Evidence From Latin America" (joint with Punit Arora of CCNY)
Health Economics and Policy       


  1. Budhwani, Henna and Prabal De., “Influenza Vaccination in Asian Indians and Other Minorities: The Impact of Health Insurance Coverage.  Accepted at Public Health

Papers under review

  1. De, Prabal and Budhwani, Henna., “The Enigma of HPV Vaccine Uptake in Immigrants: the Paradoxical Case of Asian Indians”.
  2. De, Prabal and Budhwani, Henna., “Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake in Minority Americans: Effects of Immigrant Status, Gender, and Health Care Access”.
Working papers
  • De, Prabal K., "The Effects of the Great Recession on Racial Health Disparities in the United States."
  • De, Prabal K., "Causal Effects of Schooling on Health Beliefs (April 8, 2015)". 

Ongoing projects

  1. Ethnicity and Return to Work in Breast Cancer Survivors (joint with Victoria Blinder, MSKCC)  (funded by a grant  from the National Caner Institute through U54).
  2. A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Impact of ICCAN on Cancer Treatment Completion and Quality of Life (Co-PI Francesca Gany, MSKCC), (funded by a grant from National Caner Institute through U54).