Research

My research is primarily on the intersection of development economics with agricultural policies. I use rigorous econometric tools with simulation methods to evaluate policy programs.

Main areas of focus include impact evaluations of development and agricultural interventions, topics in industrial organization and application of general equilibrium methods in microeconomic analyses. My secondary areas of interests are in applied econometrics and economics of education policies.

Job Market Paper

“General Equilibrium Impacts in Imperfect Agricultural Markets: Evidence from the Tanzanian Cotton Industry” (last updated: October, 2018)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • “Climate Migration and Impacts on Household Financial Activities: Evidence from the Sundarbans Region in India” with Heng Zhu and Aleksandr Michuda (UC Davis), and Iffat Chowdhury (UW Seattle)
  • “Liberalization of Electric Pumps for Irrigation: Evidence from West Bengal, India” with Sandip Agarwal (IISER Bhopal)
  • “Local-economy Impacts of Kenya’s Home Grown School Feeding Program” with J. Edward Taylor, Edward Whitney, Miki Doan and Heng Zhu (UC Davis)

Congolese refugee kids in Nyabiheke Refugee Camp, Rwanda (2015)