Published Academic Papers

`Holey Sheets' - Pfaffians and Subdeterminants as D-brane Operators in Large N Gauge Theories. With Ofer Aharony, Yaron E Antebi and Micha Berkooz. Journal of High Energy Physics JHEP12(2002)069 Download

Modeling Irrigated Area to Increase Water, Energy, and Food Security in Semiarid India. With Tobias Siegfried, Stefan Sobolowksi, Pradeep Raj, Victor Vasquez, Kapil Narula, Upmanu Lall and Vijay Modi).

Weather, Climate and Society, 2010, 2, 255–270. Download

Over-Extraction from Shallow Bedrock versus Deep Alluvial Aquifers: Reliability versus Sustainability Considerations for India's Groundwater Irrigation. With Tobias Siegfried, Pradeep Raj, Vijay Modi and Upmanu Lall. Water Resources Research, 2011. Download

Can Improved Agricultural Water Use Efficiency Save India's Groundwater? (with N. Divedani and R. Raman). Environmental Research Letters, 2015. 

More uneven distributions overturn the benefits of higher precipitation for future food security. Environmental Research Letters, 2016.

Can Electricity Pricing Save India's Groundwater? Evidence from Gujarat (with Upmanu Lall, Vijay Modi and Nikunj Parekh). Forthcoming, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Download.

Rainfall shocks and Property Crimes in Agrarian Societies: Evidence from India (with David Blakeslee). Conditionally accepted, Journal of Human Resources. Download  

Papers Under Review

Can information help reduce imbalanced application of fertilizers in India? Experimental evidence from Bihar 
(with Avinash Kishore, Yoav Rothler, Patrick S. Ward, Shankar Jha and R. K. P. Singh). Download.

Do Subsidies Increase the Adoption of Resource Saving Technologies in Low Income Farmers? Evidence from the Diffusion of Drip Irrigation in Gujarat
(with Sahil Gulati). Draft available upon request.

A Tale of Two Food Stands: Observational Learning in the Field (with Arthur Fishman and Uri Gneezy). Submitted.


Does Subjective Life-Satisfaction Reflect Non-Income Dimensions of Poverty? (with Yannay Shanan, Matan Hoffman and Punya Prasad Regmi). Download. Submitted.

The Long-Term Economic Effect of High Temperatures: Evidence from Earnings Data in Ecuador (with Paul Carrillo and Jason Russ). Download.

When Water Runs Out: Scarcity, Adaptation and Migration in Gujarat (with Meha Jain and Avinash Kishore). Download. Submitted. 

Blog in Ideas for India

Naive and Sophisticated Saving. 

Heterogeneous Patience, Bargaining Power and Environmental Policy.

Working Papers 

Climate Change, Rainfall Variability and Adaptation through Irrigation: Evidence from Indian Agriculture Download

Non-Refereed Articles

Addressing the Water Crisis in Gujarat, India (with Kapil Narula, Vijay Modi and Upmanu Lall).

CWC white paper. Download pdf. 
Report in The Times of India, April 2011
Report in DeshGujarat, April 2011

Strategies for incentivizing farmers to ensure resource sustainability (with Kapil Narula, Upmanu Lall and Vijay Modi)

Report commissioned by the Government of Gujarat, India, 2010.

Gross National Happiness (GNH) – A Real Alternative or an Empty Slogan? Impressions from the 4th Intl. Conference on GNH in Bhutan. 

Consilience - The Journal of Sustainable Development, 2010 Download pdf.

שמחה לאומית גולמית, מעריב 26.8.10 Available online (Hebrew).

Is Sustainability a Fact? 

Union Seminary Quarterly Vol 63:1, 2010 Download pdf