Revise and Resubmit

  1. Can public recognition reward backfire? Field experimental evidence on the retention and performance of volunteers with social-image concerns, with M A Malek, Sakiba Tasneem and Choon Wang, Journal of Public Economics | PAPER
  2. Centrality-based Spillover Effects in Education, with Michael Vlassopoulos, Yves Zenou and Xin Zhang, Journal of the European Economic Assocation | PAPER
  3. Determining the Extent of Taste-Based and Statistical Discrimination: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India, with Choon Wang, Deb Pakrashi and Yves Zenou, Journal of Political Economy: Micro | PAPER
  4. Non-price energy conservation information and household energy consumption in a developing country: Evidence from an RCT, with Ahsan Zaman, Sheikh Eskander and Choon Wang, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | PAPER
  5. Improving Hygiene and Sanitation through Parental Skill Training, with Umair Khalil and Tabassum Rahman, Economic Development and Cultural Change | PAPER
  6. Does Goal-Setting Pulls Off or Stops Short? Evidence from an at scale Experiment in Tanzania, with Nishith Prakash and Shwetlena Sabarwal, Economics of Education Review | PAPER
  7. After-school tutoring: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial, with Ummul Ruthbah, Reject and Resubmit Journal of Human Resources
  8. Financial Diaries and Women’s Money Management Behavior: Evidence from an RCT, with Vy nguyen, Russell Smyth and Zabid Iqbal, Reject and Resubmit Journal of Banking and Finance | PAPER

Paper Under Submission

  1. The Role of Child Gender in the Formation of Parents’ Social Networks, with Aristide Houndetoungan, Michael Vlassopoulos, and Yves Zenou | PAPER
  2. Myopic Loss Aversion and Investment Decisions: From the Lab to the Field, with Kazi Iqbal, John List, Vy Nguyen and Sakif Rahman | PAPER
  3. Improving Health and Safety in the Informal Sector: Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Bangladesh, with Wang-Sheng Lee, Margaret Triyana, and Xing Xia | PAPER
  4. Reaching the Last Mile: Results from a randomised controlled trial to promote COVID-19 Vaccine in Bangladesh, with Dinesh Arora, Meerjady Sabrina Flora, Tarannum A. Baig, Shafiun Shimul, Bryant Kim, Armand Sim and Deb Pakrashi et al.
  5. Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy using Local Ambassadors: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Indonesia, with Gita Kusnadi, Jahen Rezki, Armand Sim, Giovanni van Empel, Michael Vlassopoulos, and Yves Zenou | PAPER
  6. Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees, with Abu Siddique, Tabassum Rahman, Tanvir Mojumder and Tanvir Shatil | PAPER | J-PAL blog
  7. | Monash Impact Article | CDES blog
  8. Corruption in cyclone relief and reconstruction: Evidence from a public fund distribution in Bangladesh, with Sheikh Eskander and Mustafa Kamal

Working Papers

  1. Network Formation with Unobserved Homophily: Identification and Evidence from Bangladesh, with Jun Sung Kim, Suyong Song and Yves Zenou
  2. The Value of Information in Technology Adoption: Theory and Evidence from Bangladesh, with Philip Ushchev, Yves Zenou and Abby Zhang | PAPER
  3. Teams, Organization and Education Outcomes: Evidence from a field experiment in Bangladesh, with Youjin Hahn, Yves Zenou and Eleonora Patacchini, | PAPER
  4. A Structural Model of Multigraph Formation: Social Networks in Villages, with Jun Sung Kim and Yves Zenou


  1. Home visits Versus Kindergarten in the Early Childhood Development: Evidence from a large scale RCTs, with John List, with John List
  2. Playful Learning Program and its effects on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes of pre-school children in Uganda and Tanzania (RCTs), in collaboration with BRAC-Africa and funding supports from Lego Foundation, with Marilyn Fleer
  3. The effect of receiving philanthropic benefits on the preference for redistribution, with Hashibul Hasan, Choon Wang
  4. Ethnic cleansing and intergenerational transmission of mental health: Evidence from the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar, with Marup Hossain and Abu Siddiqui

Ongoing-recently completed Field Experiments

  1. Promoting Gender friendly workplace: Evidence from SMEs in Bangladesh, Emily Beam, Joshua Merfeld (in collaboration with BIGD-BRAC)
  2. Addressing Learning Gap of Secondary School Children in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, with Paul Glewwe, Shwetlena Sabarwal, Uttam Sharma, and Wahed Rahman
  3. Interactive Voice Response (IVR) based health information for antenatal and postnatal care services in rural Bangladesh, with Daniel Suryadarma, Firoz Ahmed, Umair Khalil, and Tabassum Rahman
  4. Low-Cost, Scalable Innovations for mitigating Learning Loss during COVID-19: A Field Experiment in Bangladesh, with Rebecca Thornton, Jim Berry and Aniruddha Talukdar
  5. Early childhood education and development through tele-mentoring and tele-counselling for mothers and children, with Liang Choon Wang and Hai-Anh Dang
  6. Promoting Vaccine take-up in low-income countries, with Bryant Kim, Armand Sim and Deb Pakrashi
  7. Interactive Voice Response (IVR) based health information for antenatal and postnatal care services in rural Bangladesh, with Firoz Ahmed, Umair Khalil, and Tabassum Rahman
  8. Women’s financial inclusion: The role of information versus peer pressure, with Marcel Fafchamps, Deb Pakrashi and Denni Tommasi
  9. Exposure to violence/displacement on preference formation of children, with Abu Siddique, Michael Vlassopoulos and Yves Zenou
  10. Social Norm and Litter Reduction: Evidence from Bangladesh, with Maruf Ahmed