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The Gains from Financial Inclusion: Theory and
a Quantitative Assessment,
(with T. Besley and K. Burchardi). Working Paper. Latest version: January,
The Evolution of Motivation, (with
T. Besley). Working Paper. First Draft: September, 2017.
Commericalization and the Decline of Joint Liability Microcredit,
(with J. de
Quidt, T. Fetzer). Under revision for the
Journal of Development Economics (Slides)
Market Incentives and the Evolution of
Intrinsic Motivation, (with T. Besley). Working Paper. First version:
Essays & Surveys
Inequality and Identity Salience,
(with Thierry Verdier)
Draft prepared for conference on Public Goods, Commodification and Rising
Inequality, Stanford University, November 2-3 2017. First version:
October 2017. (Slides)
Development - Concepts, Causality, and Context, Working
Paper. Last revised: October 2017.
Property Rights and Development - A
Last revised: October 2017.
Theoretical Models of the Social Sector - An Overview of the Research Agenda
(with Robert Gertner). First version: February 12, 2015.
Should all voluntary exchanges be
legal? First version: September 2, 2014.
Problems: Intrinsic Motivation, Incentives, and Productivity (with Tim
Besley). Background paper for the World Development Report 2015. Last Revised: January 2014.
Older Working Papers
Land Acquisition and Compensation in Singur: Results of a Survey,
(with Sandip Mitra, Dilip Mookherjee, and Anusha Nath), Working Paper,
March 2012 [See also
press coverage, and
Microfinance, Market Structure, and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance:
Regulatory Lessons from the Indian Crisis (with Jon de Quidt and
Thiemo Fetzer), Working Paper, March 2012.
Taxation and Regulation of Bonus Pay, (with Tim Besley), July 2011.
(A less technical
version was published in
Vox and a
shorter version is forthcoming in the AEA Papers and Proceedings,
and Lending Contracts with Present-Biased Borrowers, (with Greg Fischer). Working Paper.
Last Revised: July 2010.
Credit Rationing, Wealth Inequality and Allocation of Talent,
October 2002, (with Massimo Morelli and Tomas Sjostrom). STICERD
Theoretical Economics Discussion Paper TE/2002/441.
Gun Control and the Self Defense Argument,
Version: January 2001
Reputation, Information Externalities, and Discrimination, Version:
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