I am Assistant Professor at the Berkeley Haas School of Business. I obtained my PhD in Economics from the LSE.

My research focuses on the selection, recruitment and allocation of talent in private and public sector organizations.

Fields: Development, Political Economy and Organizational Economics

Contact information: 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 - 510 - 664 5064
Mailing: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
2220 Piedmond Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

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The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire (Appendix) [+] Forthcoming American Economic Review - Covered on VoxDev, the World Bank Development Impact Blog, the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics and the IGC Blog, awarded the John Hicks Prize

Rewarding Schooling Success and Perceived Returns to Education: Evidence from India (2016) [+] - with Sandra Sequeira and Johannes Spinnewijn Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization

Work in progress
The Glittering Prizes: Career Incentives and Bureaucrat Performance [+] - with Marianne Bertrand, Robin Burgess and Arunish Chawla - Revise & Resubmit at the Review of Economic Studies

The Colonial Origins of Fiscal Capacity: Evidence from Patronage Governors [+] - Revise & Resubmit at the Journal of Comparative Economics

Social Proximity and Bureaucrat Performance [+] - with Marianne Bertrand and Robin Burgess
Covered on ThePrint

Confidence Men? Gender and Confidence: Evidence among Top Economists - with Heather Sarsons
Covered on LSE Impact Blog, Politics and Policy, and USAPP

How Does Collective Reputation Affect Hiring? Selection and Sorting in an Online Labour Market [+] - STICERD EOPP Discussion Paper Series 54

Publications (Pre-PhD) [+]

Policy papers [+]