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Working Papers

Working Papers:

Chat Over Coffee? Technology Diffusion Through Social and Geographic Networks in Rwanda”, with Esther Duflo, Daniel Keniston and Celine Zipfel, May 2023, NBER Working Paper No. 31368, BREAD Working Paper No. 620. [Submitted]

“Strategic Financial Behavior: Evidence from Interest Rate Caps in Kenya”, with Prashant Bharadwaj, September 2021.

“Agricultural Technology and Nutrition in Sierra Leone”, with Rachel Glennerster, January 2023.

Impacts of the Internet on the Poor”, with Kamal Bhattacharya, July 2021. [Submitted]

"Effects of a Universal Basic Income During the Pandemic", with Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, Alan Krueger and Paul Niehaus.

“A Universal Basic Income in Kenya”, with Abhijit Banerjee, Michael Faye, Alan Krueger and Paul Niehaus.

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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.

Videos: treatment road (with a bridge); control road (with a bridge); another control road

"Estimating the Extent of Risk Sharing Between Households." Working Paper, December 2013. (Previously titled "Spillovers in Village Consumption: Estimating the Extent of Partial Insurance.")

Research and Impacts of Digital Financial Services”, with Dean Karlan, Jake Kendall, Rebecca Mann, Rohini Pande, Jonathan Zinman, NBER Working Paper No. 22633, September 2016.

Mobile Money: The Economics of M-PESA”, with William Jack, NBER Working Paper No. 16721, January 2011.


Work in Progress:

“Mobile Money in Kenya: Twelve Years Later”, with William Jack.

“Strategic Voting in the Kenyan Election”, with Rahul Deb and Eleanor Wiseman.

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