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Research Interests: Development and International Trade

 
 

PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING PAPERS

Trade, Tastes and Nutrition in India [Download PDF]
American Economic Review: Vol. 103 No. 5 (August 2013)
Write up in The Economist
Previous Version [Download PDF]

“The Caloric Costs of Culture: Evidence from Indian Migrants” [Download PDF]     American Economic Review: Vol. 106 No. 4 (April 2016)
Write up in the New York Times

“Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico” [Download PDF]
American Economic Review: Vol. 106 No. 8 (August 2016)
Write up in AEA Research Highlights

Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Experimentwith Amit Khandelwal and Adam Osman [Download PDF] [Published Version] [Slides]
Quarterly Journal of Economics: Vol. 132 No. 2 (May 2017) Editor's Choice
Write up in Forbes, Council of Economic Advisors

“Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan” with Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit Khandelwal and Eric Verhoogen [Download PDF] [Published Version]
Quarterly Journal of Economics: Vol. 132 No. 3 (August 2017)
Write up in Marketplace, The Atlantic online, The New Republic online, Wall Street Journal Economics Blog, NBER Digest

Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexicowith Ben Faber and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro [Download PDF] [Published Version]
Journal of Political Economy: Vol 126 No. 1 (February 2018) Lead Article

Write up in VoxEU, IGC Blog, Microeconomic Insights, CATO Research Brief

“How Do We Choose Our Identity? A Revealed Preference Approach Using Food Consumption”  with Eve Colson-Sihra and Moses Shayo [Download PDF]
Forthcoming, Journal of Political Economy



WORKING PAPERS

“Who's Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs” with Dave Donaldson [Download PDF]
Revise and Resubmit, Econometrica
Write up in VoxDev

“Volatility and the Gains from Trade” with Treb Allen [Download PDF]
Revise and Resubmit, Econometrica
Write up in the NBER Digest

 “A New Engel on Price Index and Welfare Estimation” with Ben Faber, Thibault Fally and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro [Download PDF]

               

WORK IN PROGRESS

“Pushed to the Top or Held at the Bottom? Trade and Development Redux” with Arnaud Costinot and Masao Fukui

“Spillovers in Technology Adoption: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Pakistan” with Azam Chaudhry, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit Khandelwal and Eric Verhoogen

“Working for the Future: Female Factory Work and Child Health in Mexico” [New Version Coming Soon-Old Version Here]

               

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

“How Distortions Alter the Impacts of International Trade in
Developing Countries

Annual Review of Economics (forthcoming)  [Download PDF]

“Measuring Productivity: Lessons from Tailored Surveys and Productivity Benchmarking
American Economic Association Papers & Proceedings (2019), 109: 444-449  [Download PDF]

“On the Origins and Development of Pakistan's Soccer-Ball Cluster
The World Bank Economic Review (2016) [Download PDF]

Markup and Cost Dispersion Across Firms: Direct Evidence from Producer Surveys in Pakistan
American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings (May 2015), 105(5):537-544 [Download PDF]

Habit Formation and the Gains from Price Stability
CESifo Economic Studies (2012) 58(2): 373-384 [Download PDF]