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Working Papers


  1. Some Theoretical Aspects of a Universal Basic Income Proposal (with François Maniquet). Prepared for Annual Reviews of Economics. Latest version: October 2018.
  2. The Gains from Financial Inclusion: Theory and a Quantitative Assessment, (with T. Besley and K. Burchardi). Working Paper. Latest version: January 2018.
  3. The Evolution of Motivation, (with T. Besley). Working Paper. First Draft: September 2017.
  4. Market Incentives and the Evolution of Intrinsic Motivation, (with T. Besley). Working Paper. First version: February, 2016.

Essays & Surveys

  1. 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)
  2. Property Rights and Development - A Brief Overview. Working Paper. Last revised: October 2017.
  3. Should all voluntary exchanges be legal? First version: September 2, 2014.
  4. Solving Agency Problems: Intrinsic Motivation, Incentives, and Productivity (with Tim Besley). Background paper for the World Development Report 2015. Last Revised: January 2014.

Older Working Papers

  1. 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 op-ed].

  2. 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.

  3. 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, May 2013

  4. Repayment Frequency and Lending Contracts with Present-Biased Borrowers, (with Greg Fischer). Working Paper. Last Revised: July 2010.
  5. Credit Rationing, Wealth Inequality and Allocation of Talent, October 2002, (with Massimo Morelli and Tomas Sjostrom). STICERD Theoretical Economics Discussion Paper TE/2002/441.

  6. Gun Control and the Self Defense Argument, Version: January 2001

  7. Reputation, Information Externalities, and Discrimination, Version: September 1999.

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