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.


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


[1] Shocks and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Electronic Payment Systems (with Nicolas Crouzet and Filippo Mezzanotti) [pdf] (November 2022)

[Forthcoming, Journal of Political Economy]

Supplementary Data: [ district exposure measure ]   [ replication material ]
Coverage: [Kellogg Insights] [Ark Invest] [CNBC] [TPRI] [QRIUS]

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)

[5] Liquidity Constraints and Small Firm Performance: Evidence from South Africa’s Informal Transit (with Christopher Eaglin) [ssrn] (August 2023)