2021 Publications

Subsidies for technology adoption: Experimental evidence from rural Cameroon

Niccolò F. Meriggi, Erwin Bulte, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 153, 2021, 102710, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2021.102710. Nov 2021

Identifying the Costs of a Public Health Success: Arsenic Well Water Contamination and Productivity in Bangladesh

Pitt, M., Rosenzweig, M., and Hassan, M.N. October 2021. The Review of Economic Studies, 88(5): 2479–2526. Oct 2021

Voting Trusts and Antitrust: Rethinking the Role of Shareholder Litigation in Public Regulation, from the 1880s to the 1930s

Lamoreaux, N., & Phillips Sawyer, L. (2021). Voting Trusts and Antitrust: Rethinking the Role of Shareholder Litigation in Public Regulation, from the 1880s to the 1930s. Law and History Review, 39(3), 569-600. doi:10.1017/S0738248021000304. Sept 2021

Discussion of “The ‘Matthew effect’ and market concentration: Search complementarities and monopsony power” by Fernández-Villaverde, Mandelman, Yu and Zanetti

Peters, M. Journal of Monetary Economics, Volume 121, 2021, Pages 91-94,ISSN 0304-3932, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmoneco.2021.03.006. July 2021

On Her Own Account: How Strengthening Women's Financial Control Impacts Labor Supply and Gender Norms

Field, Erica M., Rohini Pande, Natalia Rigol, Simone G. Schaner, and Charity Troyer Moore. 2021. American Economic Review, 111(7): 2342-75. July 2021

Doing Business In China: Parental Background and Government Intervention Determine Who Owns Business

Jia, R., Lan, X., Padró i Miquel, G. Journal of Development Economics, Volume 151, 102670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2021.102670. June 2021

Can Network Theory-Based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?

Beaman, L., BenYishay A., Magruder J., and Mobarak, A. 2021. "Can Network Theory-Based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?" American Economic Review, 111 (6): 1918-43. DOI: 10.1257/aer.20200295. June 2021.

Why Is Growth in Developing Countries So Hard to Measure?

Angrist, Noam, Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, and Dean Jolliffe. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 35(3): 215-42. Summer 2021

The Competitive Effects of Transmission Infrastructure in the Indian Electricity Market

Ryan, Nicholas. 2021. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 13(2): 202-42. DOI: 10.1257/mic.20180191. May 2021

Water Theft as Social Insurance: South‐Eastern Spain, 1851–1948

Donna, Javier D., and José-Antonio Espín‐Sánchez. 2021. The Economic History Review, 74(3): 721-753. doi.org/10.1111/ehr.13047. March 2021

Creating a New Legal Form: The GmbH

Guinnane, Timothy W. 2021. Business History Review 95(1):3–32. March 2021

Measuring Human Capital Using Global Learning Data

Angrist, Noam, Simeon Djankov, Pinelopi K. Goldberg, and Harry A. Patrinos. 2021. Nature. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03323-7. March 2021

Falling Living Standards During the COVID-19 Crisis: Quantitative Evidence from Nine Developing Countries

Dennis Egger, Edward Miguel, Shana S. Warren, Ashish Shenoy, Elliott Collins, Dean Karlan, Doug Parkerson, A. Mushfiq Mobarak, Günther Fink, Christopher Udry, Michael Walker, Johannes Haushofer, Magdalena Larreboure, Susan Athey, Paula Lopez-Pena, Salim Benhachmi, Macartan Humphreys, Layna Lowe, Niccoló F. Meriggi, Andrew Wabwire, C. Austin Davis, Utz Johann Pape, Tilman Graff, Maarten Voors, Carolyn Nekesa, and Corey Vernot. Science Advances, February 2021

The benefits and costs of social distancing in high- and low-income countries

Barnett-Howell Z, Watson OJ, Mobarak AM. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2021 Jan. DOI: 10.1093/trstmh/traa140.

Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries

Ufuk Akcigit, Harun Alp, Michael Peters. American Economic Review, Vol. 111, No. 1, January 2021, (pp. 231-75)

Wages, Experience, and Training of Women over the Life Cycle

Blundell, R., Costa-Dias, M., Goll, D, and Meghir, C. Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 39, Number S1, Published for the Society of Labor Economists, Economics Research Center/ NORC. Article DOI https://doi.org/10.1086/711400. January 2021