Ph.D. - Columbia University (2010-15)
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, since 2015.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and EPIC, University of Chicago, 2016-17.
MSU webpage: http://econ.msu.edu/faculty/barnwal/
Research Interests: Development, Environment and Energy, Health Economics
Working papers (under review / revision submitted)
Curbing Leakage in Public Programs: Evidence from India's Direct Benefit Transfer Policy Revised version: September 2021 (2nd round - Revise and resubmit at the American Economic Review).
Media mentions: Transforming the Fight against Poverty In India, New York Times; Charting a course for the Indian economy, Ideas for India; Big and small ideas in development economics: Theory, evidence and practice, Ideas for India.
Targeting through Social Norms: Experimental Evidence from India’s #GiveItUp Campaign (with Nicholas Ryan) (Accepted, based on pre-results review, at the Journal of Development Economics, March 2020. Eventual publication venue TBD.)
Assessment of Excess Mortality and Household Income in Rural Bangladesh During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020. JAMA Network Open, 2021. (with Yuling Yao, Yiqian Wang, Nishat Akter Juy, Shabib Raihan, Mohammad Ashraful Haque, and Alexander van Geen)
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. (with Nadia 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)
Selected work in progress
Does Serving the Poor Cause Corruption? (with Nicholas Ryan)
Informal Risk Sharing to Mitigate Local Environmental Risks (with Alexander van Geen and Yiqian Wang)