Prabhat Barnwal

ssistant Professor
Department of Economics
Michigan State University

Ph.D. - Columbia University (2010-15)

Research Interests: Development, Health, Environment


Health Impacts of the Green Revolution: Evidence from 600,000 Births across the Developing World. Journal of Health Economics, 2020. (with Aaditya Dar, Ram Fishman, Gordon McCord, Nathan Mueller and Jan von der Goltz

Mines: The Local Wealth and Health Effects of Mineral Mining in Developing Countries. Journal of Development Economics, 2019.  (with Jan von der Goltz)

Effectiveness of different approaches to arsenic mitigation over 18 years in Araihazar, Bangladesh: implications for National Policy. Environmental Science & Technology, 2019. (witNadia B. Jamil, Huan Feng, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Imtiaz Choudhury, and Alexander Van Geen)

Demand for Environmental Quality Information and Household Response: Evidence from Well-water Arsenic Testing. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2017. (with Alexander van Geen, Jan von der Goltz, and Chander Kumar Singh)

Climatic Impacts across Agricultural Crop Yield Distributions: An Application of Quantile Regression on Rice Crops in Andhra Pradesh, India. Ecological Economics, 2013. 
(with Koji Kotani)

Working Papers (under review / revision submitted) 

(Revise and resubmit at the American Economic Review)

(Accepted, based on pre-results review, at the Journal of Development Economics, March 2020. Eventual publication venue TBD.)  

How Does Democracy Cause Growth: Evidence from Firms during Indonesia's Democratic Transition (with Ama Baafra Abeberese, Ritam Chaurey and Priya Mukherjee) 
(Revise and resubmit at the Review of Economics and Statistics)

Selected work in progress

Informal Risk Sharing to Mitigate Local Environmental Risks (with Alexander van Geen) 

Does Serving the Poor Cause Corruption? (with Nicholas Ryan)

Internal Trade Barriers: Evidence from Indian Trucking (with Jonathan Dingel, Pravin Krishna and Eva van Leemput)

Media Mentions
Charting a course for the Indian economy, Ideas for India, 5 Aug, 2015.
Transforming the Fight against Poverty In India, New York Times, 27 July, 2015.

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