Refereed Journals

  1. Awareness Campaigns during COVID-19 and Health Behavior: Evidence from Two Rapid Randomized Experiments in Bangladesh and India, with Abu Siddique, Tabassum Rahman, Deb Pakrashi, and Firoz Ahmed, Review of Economics and Statistics forthcoming| PAPER
  2. Public Support in the United States for Global Equity in Vaccine Pricing, with Lisa Chan, Gaurav Datt, Birendra Rai and Liang Choon Wang, Nature: Scientific Reports 12, 8960 | PAPER
  3. Parental Attitude and Investment in Children’s Education and Health in Developing Countries, with Lutfunnahar Begum and Phil Grossman, Oxford Economic Papers , 74(4): 1045–1062, 2022 | PAPER
  4. The Long-term Effects of Genocide on Antisocial Preferences, with Lata Gangadharan, Chandarany Ouch and Choon Wang, World Development , 160 (2022): 106068 | PAPER
  5. Heterogeneous Effects of Health Shocks in Developed Countries? Evidence from Australia, with Jaai Parasnis, Southern Economic Journal forthcoming | PAPER
  6. Experimental Evidence on Adoption and Impact of the System of Rice Intensification, with Chris Barrett, M A Malek, Debayan Pakrashi and Ummul Ruthbah, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 104(1), 4-32, January 2022 | PAPER
  7. Caste-based quotas and gender inequality? Field experimental evidence from India, with Deb Pakrashi, Soubhagya Sahoo, Choon Wang and Yves Zenou, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 190 (2021): 111–124, 2021 | PAPER | Ideas for India Column
  8. Food insecurity and mental health of women during COVID-19: Evidence from a developing country, with Golam Hasnain and Tabassum Rahman, PloS One , 16(7): e0255392, 2021 | PAPER
  9. Stigma and Misconception in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic: A Field Experiment in India, with Choon Wang, Michael Vlassopoulos, and Deb Pakrashi, Social Science and Medicine , 278, 113966, June 2021 | PAPER
  10. Mobilizing P2P Diffusion for New Agricultural Practices: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh, with Marcel Fafchamps, M A Malek and Debayan Pakrashi, World Bank Economic Review, 35 (4): 1076–1101: Nov 2021 | PAPER
  11. Do children of immigrants outperform those of natives? Evidence from Australian nationwide standardized tests, with Dipanwita Sarkar and Russell Smyth, International Migration , 60:93–136: 2022 | PAPER
  12. Income loss and wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdown in rural Bangladesh: Evidence from large household surveys, with Tabassum Rahman, Firoz Ahmed, Deb Pakrashi, and Abu Siddique, Bangladesh Development Studies [Invited], forthcoming | PAPER
  13. Determinants and Dynamics of Food Insecurity During COVID-19 in rural Bangladesh, with Firoz Ahmed, Deb Pakrashi, Tabassum Rahman, and Abu Siddique, Food Policy ,101 (May): 102066, 2021 | PAPER
  14. The Effects of Chess Instruction on Academic and Non-Cognitive Outcomes: Experimental Evidence from a Developing Country, with Wang-Sheng Lee and Aaron Nicholas, Journal of Development Economics, 150 (May):102615| PAPER
  15. Impact of sexually transmitted infections testing on sexually transmitted infection prevalence and sex work behaviour of female brothel sex workers in Bangladesh: a randomised controlled trial, with Claire Bristow, Golam Hasnain, Russell Smyth, Alexis Tan and Choon Wang, American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 104(6): 1991-1999, 2021 | PAPER
  16. Natural Disaster and Risk-Sharing Behavior: Evidence from a field experiment, with Matthew Leister, Minhaj Mahmud and Paul Raschky, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 61: 67–99, 2020| PAPER
  17. Price Elasticities of residential Electricity Demand: Estimates from Bangladesh, with Hema Balarama, Jun Sung Kim and Choon Wang, Energy Economics, 92 (October 2020): 104937| PAPER
  18. Can Referral Improve Targeting? Evidence from an Agricultural Training Experiment, with Marcel Fafchamps, M A Malek, Deb Pakrashi, Journal of Development Economics, 144(May 2020): 102436 | PAPER
  19. Labour Market Participation of Women in Rural Bangladesh: The Role of Microfinance, Journal of Development Studies , 56 (10): 1927-1946, 2020| PAPER
  20. Friendship and Female Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Bangladeshi Primary Schools, with Youjin Hahn, Eleonora Patacchini, Yves Zenou, Economic Journal , 130 (April), 740–764, 2020 | PAPER
  21. Whose voice matters? An examination of gender bias in intra-household decision making, with Klaus Abbink and Chau Nguyen, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 176, 337-352, 2020 | PAPER
  22. Distributional Effects of Corruption When Enforcement is Biased: Theory and Evidence from Bribery in Schools in Bangladesh, with Shahe Emran and Forhad Shilpi, Economica , 87(348): 985-1015, 2020| PAPER
  23. Survey Measures versus Incentivised Measures of Risk Preferences: Evidence from Sex Workers’ Risky Sexual Transactions, with Alexis Tan, Choon Wang and Russell Smyth, Social Science and Medicine , 238 (2019):112497, October | PAPER
  24. Roommate effects in Health Outcomes, with Paul Frijters, Chitwan Lalji, and Debayan Pakrashi, Health Economics, 28:998–1034, 2019 | PAPER
  25. Heterogeneity in Peer Effects in Random Dormitory Assignment in a Developing country, with Debayan Pakrashi and Paul Frijters, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , 163(2019):117-134 | PAPER
  26. Immigrant Married Women’s Labour Supply and Human Capital Investment Behaviour, with Sarah-Jane Derby and Russell Smyth, International Migration, 58(2): 118-42, 2020
  27. Parent-Teacher Meetings and Student Outcomes: Evidence from a Developing Country, European Economic Review , 111 (2019), 273–304 | PAPER
  28. Do networks matter after a natural disaster? A study on resource sharing within informal network after cyclone AILA, with Chau Nguyen,Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 90: 249-268, 2018 | PAPER
  29. Gender Bias in Parental Attitude: An Experimental Approach, with Lutfunnahar Begum and Phil Gorssman, Demography , 55(5):1641–1662, 2018 | PAPER
  30. Can Immigrants Insure Against Shocks as well as the Native-born?, with Steve Stillman and Chris Worswick Applied Economics , 50 (49):5302-5315, 2018| PAPER
  31. Education, Marriage and Fertility: Long-Term Evidence from a Female Stipend Program in Bangladesh, with Youjin Hahn, Kanti Nuzhat, Hee-Seung Yang and Russell Smyth, Economic Development and Cultural Change , 66(2): 383-415, 2018 | PAPER
  32. Girl Power: Stipend Programs and their Effects on the Education of Younger Siblings, with Lutfunnahar Begum, and Russell Smyth, Journal of Development Studies , 53(11): 1882-98, 2017 | PAPER
  33. The Intergenerational Impact of Conflict on Human Development: Evidence from Cambodia’s Genocide, with Chandrany Ouch, Russell Smyth and Choon Wang, Population and Development Review, 4 (2): 331-353, 2017. | PAPER
  34. Immigration, Innovation and Wages of Native-born American, with Chau Nguyen and Farid Islam, Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 56(3):459–488, 2017| PAPER
  35. Immigrant-Native Wage Differential across Occupations: Evidence from Australia, with Jaai Parasnis, International Migration, 54(3): 89–109, 2016 | PAPER
  36. Microcredit Program Participation and Household Food Security in Rural Bangladesh, with Chandana Maitra, Debayan Pakrashi and Russell Smyth, Journal of Agricultural Economics , 67(2): 448–470, 2016 | PAPER
  37. Bureaucratic Corruption and Income Inequality: Micro-Level Evidence from Bangladesh, with Wang-Sheng Lee, Journal of Development Studies , 52(10): 1499-1516, 2016| PAPER
  38. The long-term effects of civil conflicts on education, earnings, and fertility: Evidence from Cambodia, with Chandrany Ouch, Russell Smyth and Choon Wang, Journal of Comparative Economics , 44: 800-820, 2016 | PAPER
  39. The Long-term Health Effects of Mass Political Violence: Evidence From China’s Cultural Revolution, with Paul Raschky and Russell Smyth, Social Indicator Research , 132(1), 257-272, 2017 | PAPER
  40. Age at migration, English language skills and Adult Outcomes for Australian Immigrants, with Cahit Guven, Demography , 52:513–542, 2015 | PAPER
  41. Does Microfinance change the informal lending in village economies, With Chau Nguyen and Russell Smyth,Journal of Banking and Finance, 50: 141-156, 2015 | PAPER
  42. Genetic distance, Immigrants’ Identity and labour market outcome, with Paul Raschky, Journal of Population Economics, 28(3): 845-868, 2015| PAPER
  43. Heterogeneous Impacts of Microcredit: Evidence from Large Scale Programs in Bangladesh, Journal of Asian Economic s, 37:48–58, 2015 (Invited Article) | PAPER
  44. Do fertility control policies affect health in old age? Evidence from china’s one child experiment, with Russel Smyth, Health Economics, 24: 601–616, 2015| PAPER
  45. Corruption and Network in Education: Evidence from the Household Survey Data in Bangladesh, with Chongwoo Choe, Ratbek Dzhumashev, and Zakir Khan, Journal of Development Studies, 49(2): 238–250, 2013| PAPER
  46. Child Labour and Schooling Responses to Access to Microcredit in Rural Bangladesh, with Chongwoo Choe, Economic Inquiry, 51 (1): 46-61, 2013 | PAPER
  47. Immigrant and Native Saving Behaviour in Australia with Jaai Parasnis and Dietrich Fausten, Economic Record, 89(284): 52–71, March, 2013| PAPER
  48. Health Shocks and Consumption Smoothing in Rural Households: Does Microcredit have a Role to Play?, with Pushkar Maitra,Journal of Development Economics, 97 (2): 232-243, 2012 | PAPER
  49. The Economic Returns to Good Looks and Risky Sex in the Bangladesh Commercial Sex Market, with Russel Smyth,B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Contributions), 12 (1): 1935-1682, 2012 | PAPER
  50. Medium and Long-term Participation in Microfinance: Evaluation Using Large Panel Data Set from Bangladesh,American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(3): 843-862, 2011 | PAPER
  51. The Substitutability of Labor between Immigrants and Natives in the Canadian Labor Market: circa 1995,Journal of Population Economics, 22(1):199-217, 2009 | PAPER
  52. Skilled Immigration and Wages in Australia, with Dietrich Fausten,Economic Record, 84(s1):S66-S82, 2008 | PAPER
  53. Immigration and Unemployment Relationship: Evidence from Canada,Australian Economic Papers, 46(1): 52-66, 2007 | PAPER

Book Chapter

  1. Economics of Sex Work in Bangladesh, The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Prostitution (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) chapter 10 pp. 210-228, with Russell Smyth
  2. Height and Health among Older Chinese, Wellbeing among Older People, Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming), with Paul Raschky and Russell Smyth