APOORV GUPTA

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. I am an applied economist who studies firms in developing countries. My work analyzes what drives the productivity and growth of firms in economies characterized by substantial market failures; in particular, how the performance of firms and allocation of resources across firms interacts with various frictions prevalent in developing economies. For more information, please see my CV.

Contact:

Apoorv GuptaDepartment of EconomicsDartmouth College
Email: apoorv.gupta [AT] dartmouth.edu

Publications

[1] Shocks and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Electronic Payment Systems (with Nicolas Crouzet and Filippo Mezzanotti) [pdf] (Journal of Political Economy, November 2023)


Supplementary Data: [ district exposure measure ]   [ replication material ]
Coverage: [Kellogg Insights] [Ark Invest] [CNBC] [TPRI] [QRIUS] [ LSE Business Review ] [ Visible Hand Podcast ]

Working papers

[2] Language Barriers, Technology Adoption and Productivity: Evidence from Agriculture in India (with Jacopo Ponticelli and Andrea Tesei) [pdf] (November 2022) 

[Revise and resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics]


Coverage: [World Bank Development Blog] [Ideas for India] [Kellogg Insights] [ThePrint]

[3] Demand for Quality, Variable Markups and Misallocation: Evidence from India [ssrn] [pdf] (July 2023)


[4] Information Frictions and Take-up of Government Credit Programs  (with Jacopo Ponticelli and Andrea Tesei) [ssrn] [pdf] (July 2023)

[Revise and resubmit, Review of Financial Studies]


[5] Loan Maturity, Labor Supply, and Repayment Behavior: Evidence from Financially Distressed SMEs  (with Christopher Eaglin) [draft available on request] (January 2024)