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.

Publications


πŸš› Rural Roads and Local Economic Development (with Sam Asher)
(Conditionally accepted at American Economic Review)

πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺWho Runs the International System? Nationality and Leadership in the United Nations Secretariat (with Eric Werker)
The Review of International Organizations
(forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11558-017-9294-z.
Replication files and data on nationality of senior UN staff (1947-2013).

πŸ—³ 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.

Working Papers


☝ Intergenerational Mobility in India: Estimates from New Methods and Administrative Data (with Sam Asher and Charlie Rafkin)
Fact Sheet for media.

🌲 The Ecological Footprint of Transportation Infrastructure (with Sam Asher and Teevrat Garg) (Revise and Resubmit at Economic Journal)

➰ Getting Signal from Interval Data: Theory and Applications to Mortality and Intergenerational Mobility (with Sam Asher and Charlie Rafkin) (submitted)
→ Code for generating ANR Bounds and paper replication: anr-bounds

πŸ’€ Mortality Change Among Less Educated Americans (with Charlie Rafkin) (submitted)

🌴 Moment Forests (with Sam Asher, Denis Nekipelov and Stephen P. Ryan) NBER Working Paper No. 22976 (submitted)

πŸ“– Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction (with Anjali Adukia and Sam Asher) (submitted)

πŸ’Ž  Rent-Seeking and Criminal Politicians: Evidence from Mining Booms (with Sam Asher) (submitted)

Work in Progress



πŸ„ Predicting Poverty Using Daytime Imagery (with Tony Duan, Elliott Chartock, Haque Ishfaq, Sam Asher, Marshall Burke, David Lobell and Stefano Ermon)


πŸƒThe Cost of Distance: Geography and Governance in Rural India (with Sam Asher and Karan Nagpal)


πŸ’Ž  Digging for Development: Economic Impacts of Mining Booms (with Sam Asher)


πŸš• The Cost of Road Infrastructure in Tanzania (with Sam Asher and Martina Kirchberger)


πŸ€‘  Regulation Intensity, Rents and the Sectoral Concentration of Wealth (with Sam Asher and Michael Walton)


Permanent Working Papers


πŸ—Ί The Impacts of Local Control over Political Institutions: Evidence from State Splitting in India (with Sam Asher)