Working Papers

"Fintech and Household Resilience to Shocks: Evidence from Digital Loans in Kenya", with Prashant Bharadwaj and William Jack. Working Paper, February 2018. [Submitted]

“Universal Basic Income in the Developing World”, with Abhijit Banerjee and Paul Niehaus. Prepared for the Annual Review of Economics.

"Strategic Voting in the Kenyan Election", with Rahul Deb and Eleanor Wiseman. Working Paper, October 2018.

“A Flight to Safety: The Role of Interest Rate Caps in Kenya”, with Prashant Bharadwaj, October 2018.

“Mobile Money and the Resilience of Subjective Wellbeing”, with Abed Mutemi and Jake Kendall, October 2018.

"Agricultural Technology and Nutrition: The Impacts of NERICA Rice in Sierra Leone", with Rachel Glennerster. Working Paper, September 2018. [Submitted]

"The Perils of Building Democracy in Africa" with Benjamin Marx and Vincent Pons. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No, 23946, October 2017. [Submitted]

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"Borrowing Requirements, Credit Access, and Adverse Selection: Evidence from Kenya", with William Jack, Michael Kremer and Joost de Laat. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No, 22686, November 2016. [Submitted]

AEA Trial Registry

"Diversity and Team Performance in a Kenyan Organization", with Benjamin Marx and Vincent Pons. Working Paper, July 2018. [Submitted]

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"Rural Roads and Intermediated Trade: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Sierra Leone", with Lorenzo Casaburi and Rachel Glennerster. MIT Sloan Working Paper 5043-13. August 2013.

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"Estimating the Extent of Risk Sharing Between Households." Working Paper, July 2011. (Previously titled "Spillovers in Village Consumption: Estimating the Extent of Partial Insurance.")