Current research

Here are some of the projects that I am currently working on, ranging from grant proposals to projects that are still in the field to those for which data analysis and writing are still underway, all the way to papers that are in revise-and-resubmit at various journals

  1. “Can information help reduce imbalanced application of fertilizers in India? Experimental evidence from Bihar” (with Ram Fishman, Jared Gars, Avinash Kishore, and Yoav Rothler).
  2. “Intrahousehold valuation, preference heterogeneity, and demand for an agricultural technology in Bihar, India” (with Kajal Gulati, Travis Lybbert, and David J. Spielman).
  3. “Does identity affect aspirations in rural India? An examination from the lens of caste and gender” (with Muzna Alvi, Simrin Makhija, and David J. Spielman).
  4. “Cooperation and the provision of local public goods in remote rural communities” (with Simrin Makhija, David J. Spielman, and Muzna Alvi).
  5. “Behavioral constraints to the adoption of nutrition-sensitive food production systems” (with Muzna Alvi, Simrin Makhija, and David J. Spielman).
  6. Consumer acceptance of gene edited food products in China” (with David L. Ortega and Wen Lin).
  7. Smart subsidies for sustainable soils: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in southern Malawi” (with Andrew R. Bell and Lawrence Mapemba).
  8. “Bundling technology with insurance: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in Odisha, India.”
  9. “Innovative financial products to relax quantity and risk rationing in access to rural credit in Kenya” (with Liangzhi You, Yanyan Liu, and Apurba Shee).
  10. “Understanding the barriers to agricultural credit for women farmers” (with Berber Kramer).
  11. “Environmental impacts of crop insurance: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Bangladesh.”
  12. “Location, lockdowns, and learning: The effects of COVID-19 on students’ academic performance” (with Junjie Zhang and Jiayu Sun)
  13. “Using remote sensing for early warning of soil and water pollution” (with Songjia Zhang).
  14. Experimental evidence on cooperation in ecological protection in China” (with Tianqi Wu and Binbin Li).
  15. “KhetScore: A cluster randomized trial on the impacts of using digital technologies to unlock risk-contingent credit for marginal farmers in Odisha” (with Berber Kramer).
  16. “The impact of the energy transition on livelihood outcomes in China” (with Han Ding).
  17. “Effects of ambient air quality and health information on walking route choices” (with Gui Xian One Han Ding).
  18. “How misinformation affects public support for policies that reduce pandemic risk” (with Wynona Eurj Curaming).