Prabhat Barnwal

ssistant Professor
Department of Economics
Michigan State University

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

Research Interests: Development Economics, Environmental & Energy Economics, Public Finance, Health Economics

Working Papers (under review, draft available upon request) 
Curbing Leakage in Public Programs: Evidence from India's Direct Benefit Transfer Policy   
(Revise and resubmit at American Economic Review)

The Green Revolution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from 600,000 Births (with Aaditya Dar, Jan von der Goltz, Ram Fishman, Gordon McCord and Nathan Mueller)

Selected Work in progress
Targeting through Social Norms: Experimental Evidence from India’s #GiveItUp (with Nicholas Ryan) -- RCT implementation ongoing

Firms under Dictatorship and Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia's Democratic Transition (with Ama Baafra Abeberese, Ritam Chaurey and Priya Mukherjee)

Informal Risk Sharing to Mitigate Local Environmental Risks (with Alexander van Geen) -- field work starting in Summer 2019

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

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)

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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