I am an assistant professor of economics at Dartmouth College. I work on economic development, political economy and economic geography using large administrative and remote sensing data. Some of my recent projects have focused on corruption, impacts of mineral sector development, and on measuring intergenerational mobility in developing countries.
🚛 Rural Roads and Local Economic Development
(with Sam Asher)
Conditionally accepted at American Economic Review
📖 Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence
from Indian Road Construction
(with Anjali Adukia and Sam Asher)
Accepted at AEJ: Applied
🌲 The Ecological Footprint of Transportation Infrastructure
(with Sam Asher and Teevrat Garg)
Conditionally accepted at the Economic Journal
🇸🇪Who Runs the International
System? Nationality and Leadership in the United
(with Eric Werker)
The Review of International Organizations 14:1 (2019)
→ Replication files and data on nationality of senior UN staff (1947-2013).
🗳 Politics and Local Economic Growth: Evidence from India
(with Sam Asher)
AEJ: Applied Economics 9:1 (2017).
→ Replication code and data posted at AEJ:Applied.
Intergenerational Mobility in India: Estimates from New
Administrative Data (with Sam
Asher and Charlie Rafkin)
→ Fact Sheet for media.
→ All-India mobility map.
→ Interactive Delhi mobility map.
💎 Rent-Seeking and Criminal
Politicians: Evidence from Mining Booms
(with Sam Asher) (Revise and Resubmit
at Review of Economics and Statistics)
➰ Getting Signal from Interval Data: Theory and Applications to
Mortality and Intergenerational Mobility
(with Sam Asher and Charlie Rafkin)
→ Code for generating ANR Bounds and paper replication: anr-bounds
💀 Mortality Change Among Less
(with Charlie Rafkin) (submitted)
🌴 Moment Forests
(with Denis Nekipelov and Stephen
P. Ryan) NBER Working Paper No. 22976 (submitted)
Work in Progress
🐄 Predicting Poverty Using
Daytime Imagery (with Tony Duan, Elliott
Chartock, Haque Ishfaq, Sam Asher, Marshall Burke, David
🏃The Cost of Distance:
Geography and Governance in Rural India (with Sam Asher
and Karan Nagpal)
💎 Digging for Development: Economic Impacts of
Mining Booms (with Sam Asher)
🚕 The Cost of Road
Infrastructure in Tanzania (with Sam Asher
and Martina Kirchberger)
🤑 Regulation Intensity,
Rents and the Sectoral Concentration of Wealth (with Sam Asher
and Michael Walton)
Permanent Working Papers
You can find a copy of the Econ 24 syllabus (from a previous quarter, but mostly relevant) here.