Publications & Research
Household Consumption and Savings in India (with Neha Bairoliya and Jingyi Fang)
Early Urbanization and the Persistence of Regional Disparities within Countries (with Kien Le and Dachao Ruan)
Financial Development and Local Growth in India (with Sujana Kabiraj)
Do Attitudes Toward Risk Taking Affect Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Second-generation Americans, (with Bulent Unel), Journal of Economic Growth. Pre-print
Evaluating the Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Some Results for Bihar and India, Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice, Vol 19, Issue 1, 2020.
Manufacturing Growth and Local Employment Multipliers in China, (with Ting Wang), Journal of Comparative Economics, 46(2), 515-543, June 2018
Productivity Growth in Goods and Services Across the Heterogeneous State of America, (with Bibhudutta Panda), 2016, Economic Inquiry, Online Appendix
Persistence of Fortune: Accounting for Population Movements, There was No Post-Columbian Reversal, (with Justin Cook and Louis Putterman), 2014, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1-28.
Does foreign direct investment promote growth? Exploring the role of financial markets on linkages (with Laura Alfaro, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, and Selin Sayek), 2010, Journal of Development Economics, March, 242-256.
Dual Economies and International Total Factor Productivity Differences: Channelling the Impact from Institutions, Trade, and Geography, (with Carl Johan Dalgaard), 2008, Economica, 75, 629–661
Convergence and Divergence in the Biological Standard of Living in the United States, 1820-1900, (with Lee Craig and Julianne Tremme), Cliometrica, Volume 2, Number 1 / April, 2008, Pages 19-48.
The Rise in Returns to Education and the Decline in Household Savings, 2008, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 32, Issue 2, February, 436-469.
Early Starts, Reversals and Catchup in the Process of Economic Development, (with Louis Putterman), 2007, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 109, Issue 2, June, Pages: 387-413
Education, Redistribution and Growth in the Presence of Capital Flight, (with Debajyoti Chakraborty and Chetan Ghate) BE Journals in Macroeconomics, Topics in Macroeconomics, Vol. 6(2), Article 14.
The Influence of Capital Controls on Long Run Growth, 2005, Journal of Development Economics, 77 (2005) 441– 466 Data
States and Markets: The Advantages of an Early Start, (with Valerie Bockstette and Louis Putterman), 2002, Journal of Economic Growth, 7, 4, December, 347-370. State Antiquity Data.
FDI and Economic Growth: The Role of Local Financial Markets(with Laura Alfaro, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Selin Sayek), 2004, Journal of International Economics, 64, 89-112.
"Why is Maharashtra's average income five times that of Bihar?" 2013, Ideas for India.
"The Rise of India", 2013, Randall E. Parker and Robert Whaples, ed,, Routledge Handbook of Major Events in Economic History, Routledge, New York.
"The Quest For Development: What Role does History Play?" (With L. Putterman), World Economics, 5(2), April-June 2004, 1-31.
"State Effectiveness, Economic Growth, and the Age of States" (With L Putterman) forthcoming in conference volume on States and Development edited by Matthew Lange and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Palgrave Macmillan
Evaluating the Kisan Credit Card Scheme, 2012, (International Growth Center, Working Paper)
Accounting for Bihar's Productivity Relative to India's: What Can We Learn from Recent Developments in Growth Theory?, 2011, (International Growth Center, Working Paper)