Research

PUBLICATIONS:

“Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap: Increasing Job Search and Employment through Action Planning”
(with Rulof Burger, Eliana Carranza and Patrizio Piraino)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 11.2 (2019): 284-301 [Published version] [Working paper]

“The Value of Reference Letters: Experimental Evidence from South Africa”
(with Rulof Burger and Patrizio Piraino)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (forthcoming)
[Published Version] [Working paper ]
Media Coverage: VoxDev

“Unintended Labor Supply Effects of Cash Transfer Programs: Evidence from South Africa’s Old Age Pension”
Journal of African Economies , 28(5), November 2019, P. 558–581
[Published Version] [Working paper]

“Long-run Effects of Forced Resettlement: Evidence from Apartheid South Africa” 
Journal of Economic History, 79(4), December 2019, P. 915-953 [Working paper]
Media Coverage: African Economic History Network

“Changing Gambling Behavior through Experiential Learning”
(with Shawn Cole and Bilal Zia),
World Bank Economic Review. Conditionally accepted. [paper]

WORKING PAPERS:

Do Workers Discriminate Against Female Bosses?
[paper]
Media coverage: Quartz, NY Daily, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Yahoo, San Francisco Chronicle, The Swaddle
Media (German): Die WELT, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Forschung & Lehre, IZA Newsroom

“Pro-social Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: The Effect of Private and Public Role Models”
(with Willa Brown)
[paper]

“Labor Market Discrimination and Sorting: Evidence from South Africa” Under Review [paper]

ONGOING WORK:

“Barriers to Female Labor Force Participation and Employment in Saudi Arabia”
(with Rema Hanna and Rohini Pande)

“Overconfidence and Wage Expectations” (with R.Burger, E.Carranza, P.Piraino)

“Are Emily and Josh Better Managers than Ebony and Jamal? Experimental Evidence on Race Discrimination”
(with D. Buchman)

“Caste and Gender Discrimination in India”