University of New South Wales
Research InterestsI am interested in applied micro theory, with particular interest in the fields of Development and Labour.
PublicationsThe Emergence of Political Accountability (with Patrick Francois), forthcoming at the Quarterly Journal of Economics, [draft]
Cultivating Trust: Norms, Institutions, and the Implications of Scale (with Patrick Francois) [draft]
Economic Journal, Volume 121, Issue 555, September 2011.
Pre-Match Investment with Frictions [draft]
Games and Economic Behavior, Volume 68, Issue 1, January 2010.
In ProgressA Spillover-Based Theory of Credentialism, resubmitted (to the Canadian Journal of Economics), [paper]
A Gender-Based Theory of the Origins of the Caste System of India (with Mukesh Eswaran), [paper]
Trust and Vulnerability (with Ken Jackson) [paper]
Marriage Market Transfers of Resources and Property Rights (with Siwan Anderson)
Peer Effects and the Promise of Social Mobility: A Model of Human Capital Investment [paper]
Industrial Composition, Bargaining, and the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from U.S. Cities (with Ben Sand) [paper]
Pre-Match Investment with Search and Transfer Frictions
Book Reviews"The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action", by Martin Ruef [draft]
Journal of Economic Psychology, 32 (2011), pp. 529-530
"Identity Economics", by George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton [draft]
Journal of Economic Psychology, 31 (2010), pp. 1061-1063
OtherMarriage and the Viability of Market-Based Economic Development [paper]
Barriers to Adoption and the Nature of Technological Progress [paper]
Markets as Institutions: Specialisation and Economic Development [paper]