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. “Confidence and information usage: Experimental evidence from soil testing in Bihar, India” (with Ram Fishman, Jared Gars, Avinash Kishore, and Yoav Rothler). Under review.
  2. “The impact of risk contingent credit (RCC) and traditional credit on smallholders’ agricultural investments, productivity, and welfare” (with Michael K. Ndegwa, Apurba Shee, Yanyan Liu, Calum Turvey, and Liangzhi You).
  3. “Gender, demand for agricultural credit, and technology: Survey evidence from Odisha” (with Berber Kramer and Subhransu Pattnaik).
  4. “Location, lockdowns, and learning: The effects of COVID-19 on students’ academic performance” (with Jiayu Sun and Junjie Zhang).
  5. “Cooperation and the provision of local public goods in remote rural communities” (with Simrin Makhija, David J. Spielman, and Muzna Alvi).
  6. “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).
  7. “Behavioral constraints to the adoption of nutrition-sensitive food production systems” (with Muzna Alvi, Simrin Makhija, and David J. Spielman).
  8. “Air quality and preferences for outdoor activities” (with Gui Xian [Suzanne] Ong Han Ding).
  9. “The impact of the energy transition on livelihood outcomes in China” (with Han Ding).
  10. “How misinformation affects public support for policies that reduce pandemic risk” (with Wynona Eurj Curaming).
  11. “Bundling technology with insurance: Evidence from a randomized evaluation in Odisha, India.”
  12. “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 and Subhransu Pattnaik).
  13. “Environmental impacts of crop insurance: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Bangladesh.”