Associate Professor of Economics
On leave, spring 2019.
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Economics (1997)
Areas of Expertise
- Development, Contract Theory, Commodity Trade
ECON 473 / ECON 520Microfinance (not offered 2019/20)
Member of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity working group on Inequality at the University of Chicago.
Affiliate of ThRED (Theoretical Research in Development Economics).
- British Post Graduate Fellowship Committee
“Designing Insurance for Commodity Farmers” in More Fair by Design: Market Design Perspectives on Inequality, edited by Scott Kominers and Alex Teytelboym, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
“Redesigning Microcredit” (with T. Sjöström), in Handbook of Market Design, edited by Z. Neeman, A. Roth and N. Vulkan, Oxford University Press, 2013.
Do Spouses Make Claims? Health-seeking and Microfinance in South India (with S. Ravi), World Development 39:6, 913-921. June 2011.
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
Professor of Economics, University of Göttingen, 2011-12
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