Ph.D. University of Chicago, Economics (1997)
Fields of Specialization
Do Spouses Make Claims? Health-seeking and Microfinance in South India (with S. Ravi), forthcoming, World Development
Borrower Runs (with P. Bond), Journal of Development Economics 88: 185-191 March 2009.
Cosigned or Group Loans (with P. Bond), Journal of Development Economics, 85: 58-80. February 2008.
Is Grameen Lending Efficient? Repayment Incentives and Insurance in Village Economies (with T. Sjöström), Review of Economic Studies, 71: 217-234, January 2004
Does Microcredit Reach the Poor and Vulnerable? Evidence from Northern Bangladesh. (with S. Amin and G. Topa),Journal of Development Economics, 70:59-82, February 2003
Targeting the Poor Using Community Information, Journal of Development Economics, 69: 71-84, October 2002
Adverse Selection in Credit Markets: Evidence from a Policy Experiment. (with S. Klonner), under review.
Cosigners as Collateral (with S. Klonner), revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Economics.
“Microcredit and Market Design” (with T. Sjöström), invited chapter for Z. Neeman, M. Niederle, and N. Vulkan eds.Oxford Handbook of Market Design, Oxford University Press.
Financial Fragmentation in South India (with S. Klonner)
Selected Work Experience
Visiting Scholar, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, 2006-07
Research Fellow, Center for International Development at Harvard, 1999-2002
Institute Associate, Harvard Institute for International Development, 1997-1999
Visiting Lecturer/Research Scholar, Yale University, 2002-03
Short term consultant for USAID and Asian Development Bank