Research

PUBLICATIONS:

“The Value of Reference Letters: Experimental Evidence from South Africa”
(with Rulof Burger and Patrizio Piraino)
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 12.3 (2020): 40-71.
[Published Version] [Working paper ]
Media Coverage: VoxDev, J-PAL

“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]

“Changing Gambling Behavior through Experiential Learning”
(with Shawn Cole and Bilal Zia),
World Bank Economic Review. June 2020. [paper] [Published Version]

“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

“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]

WORKING PAPERS:

Do Workers Discriminate Against Female Bosses?
Under Review [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, Harvard Business Review

“Pro-social Behavior in the Time of COVID-19: The Effect of Private and Public Role Models” (with Willa Brown)
Under Review
[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” (with S. George and D. Buchman)