Muhammad Yasir Khan

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh. My Ph.D. is from the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business. My research lies at the intersection of development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy.

Email: yasir.khan@pitt.edu

Publications:

(1) Data and Policy Decisions: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan , with Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar, Ali Hasanain, Arman Rezaee, Journal of Development Economics (2020).

(2) Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan, with James Andreoni, Michael Callen, Charlie Sprenger, and Karrar Hussain, NBER Working Paper No. 22019 ( Accepted at the Journal of the European Economic Association )

Working Papers:

(1) “Good Politicians”: Experimental Evidence on Motivations for Political Candidacy and Government Performance, with Saad Gulzar (Revise and Resubmit at the Review of Economic Studies ) [SSRN Link] [SocArXiv Link]

(2) No bulls: Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Veterinarian Ratings in Pakistan, with Arman Rezaee and Ali Hasanain, (Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Development Economics)

(3) The Political Economy of Public Employee Absence: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan, with Michael Callen, Ali Hasanain, and Saad Gulzar, NBER Working Paper No. 22340 (Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Public Economics)

(4) Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan, with Arman Rezaee, Michael Callen, Ali Hasanain, and Saad Gulzar, NBER Working Paper No. 21180

(5) "Mission Motivation and Public Sector Performance: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan" [New Draft Coming Soon]

Work in Progress:

  • Barriers to Political Entry: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan, with Saad Gulzar

  • Correcting Misaligned Beliefs About Gender Norms Can Backfire with Saad Gulzar and Luke Sonnet