Refereed publications

A Behavioral Model of Simultaneous Borrowing and Saving“, Oxford Economic Papers, 2016, 68(4): 1166-1174 [pre-publication pdf]

Asymmetric Punishment as an Instrument of Corruption Control” (with Kaushik Basu & Tito Cordella), Journal of Public Economic Theory, 18(6): 831-856 [pre-publication pdf]

Evaluating Seasonal Food Storage and Credit Programs in East Indonesia” (with Maisy Wong), Journal of Development Economics, 2015, 115: 200-216   [pre-publication pdf]   [Online appendix]

Behavioral Economics and Physician Compensation – Promise and Challenges” (with Dhruv Khullar, Dave Chokshi, Robert Kocher, Ashok Reddy, Patrick Conway, and Rahul Rajkumar), The New England Journal of Medicine, 2015, 372: 2281-2283

Commitment Savings in Informal Banking Markets“, Journal of Development Economics, 2014, 107: 97-111   [pre-publication pdf]

Hyperbolic Discounting and the Sustainability of Rotational Savings Arrangements“, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 2011, 3(4): 143–71   [pre-publication pdf]


Working papers

Breakable Commitments: Present-Bias, Client Protection and Bank Ownership Forms” (with Jonathan Conning)

Renegotiating with One’s Self

A Biased Correction of Exponential Growth Bias: Evidence and Theoretical Implications


In Progress

“Compound Interest Mistakes Under Risk”

“Pension Savings for Low-Income Households in India” (with Shailendra Bisht)