Publications

"Property Rights over Marital Transfers" (with Chris Bidner) forthcoming Quarterly Journal of Economics

"Suicide and Property Rights in India" (with Garance Genicot) forthcoming Journal of Development Economics

"Clientilism in Indian Villages" (with Patrick Francois and Ashok Kotwal) forthcoming American Economic Review

"Human Capital Effects of Marriage Payments" IZA World of Labour, 77, 2014.

"The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India" (with Debraj Ray) Economic and Political Weekly, December 2012, Vol. XLVII, No. 47-48, p. 87-95.

"Caste as an Impediment to Trade" American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Volume 3, January 2011, 239-263.

"Missing Women Age and Disease" (with Debraj Ray) Review of Economic Studies, Volume 77, October 2010, 1262-1300

"Determinants of female autonomy: evidence from Bangladesh" (with Mukesh Eswaran) Journal of Development Economics, November 2009, 90(2), 179-191.

"Enforcement and organizational design in informal savings groups" (with Jean-Marie Baland and Karl Moene) Journal of Development Economics, September 2009, 90(1), 14-23.

"The Economics of Dowry and Brideprice" Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(4), 2007, 151-174,

"Informal Institutions: Theory and Evidence from a Kenyan Slum" (with Patrick Francois) in "Institutions and Economic Growth" edited by Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University Press, 2008

"Why the marriage squeeze cannot cause dowry inflation", Journal of Economic Theory, Fall 2007, 137(1), 140-152.

"Why dowry payments declined with modernization in Europe but are rising in India" Journal of Political Economy, April 2003, Vol. 111, p. 269-310.

"The economics of roscas and intra-household resource allocation" (with Jean-Marie Baland) Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2002, Vol. 117, p. 963-995.