Endowment Effects in the Field: Evidence from India’s IPO Lotteries” (with V. Balasubramaniam and T. Ramadorai), forthcoming, Review of Economic Studies.


·         Online Appendix

·         Outsmarting Human Minds Podcast

·         The Economist (August 20, 2016)

·         Voxeu (July 17, 2016)


Adverse Selection in Asset Markets: Theory and Evidence from the Indian Market for Cows”, forthcoming Journal of Development Economics.


Continued Existence of Cows Disproves Central Tenets of Capitalism?” (with A. Etang and D. Karlan),  Economic Development and Cultural Change, 65(4):583-618, 2017.


·         Mint (February 19, 2015)

·         The Atlantic (September 23, 2013)

·         Financial Times Alphaville, (September 23, 2013)

·         The Economist (October 3, 2013)

·         The Guardian (October 12, 2013)

·         Why Nations Fail Blog (October 24, 2013)

·         Financial Times (December 26, 2013)


Understanding the Advice of Commissions-Motivated Agents: Evidence from the Indian Life Insurance Market” (with S. Cole and S. Sarkar), Review of Economics and Statistics, 99(1):1-15, 2017.


On the Impact of Regulating Commissions: Evidence from the Indian Mutual Funds Market” (with V. Marisetty, R. Sane and E. Venugopal), World Bank Economic Review. 31(1):241-270, 2017.


The Runner-Up Effect” (with T. Fujiwara), Journal of Political Economy, 124(4):927-991, 2016.


How Segregated Framing of Portfolio Results by Asset Affects Investors’ Decisions: Evidence from a Lab Experiment” (with K. Gamble), Journal of Behavioral Finance, 14(4):276-300, 2013.


·         Version with smaller experiment (download)


The Impact of Shrouded Fees: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in the Indian Mutual Funds Market,” (with H. Kim), American Economic Review, 102(1):576-593, 2012.


·         Boettner Center Working Paper 2010-02

·         Mint (November 12, 2010)

·         Knowledge at Wharton (November 10, 2010)

·         The Financial Express (July 13, 2010)                                                                          


The Return to Capital in Ghana,” (with C. Udry), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 96(2), 388-939, 2006.




 The Business Group Advantage in Mutual Funds: Evidence from India” (with A. Pareek), revise and resubmit, Journal of Development Economics.


The Effects of Experience on Investor Behavior: Evidence from India’s IPO Lotteries” (with V. Balasubramaniam and T. Ramadorai).




“Comparative Regulation of Market Intermediaries: Insights from the Indian Life Insurance Market” (with S. Cole and S. Sarkar),  in Modernizing Insurance Regulation, Eds. John Biggs and Matthew Richardson, 2014.




There’s Something About Ambiguity: Evidence from Halloween” (with Sheree Bennett, Gharad Bryan, Tiffany Davenport, Nancy Hite, Dean Karlan, Paul Lagunes and Margaret McConnell), 2011.


·         Boston Globe (October 28, 2008)