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Published / Forthcoming Papers

  • “Different strokes for different folks: Experimental evidence on the effectiveness of input and output incentive contracts for health care providers with different levels of skills”  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics - Forthcoming  
     [Ungated WP version: NBER Working Paper No. 25499 ]
    (with Grant Miller, Katherine Donato, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernández)

    • (Previously circulated as: "The Costs of Asymmetric Information in Performance Contracts: Experimental Evidence on Input and Output Contracts in Maternal Health Care in India")

  • “Geographic variation in seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2: Comparing slums and non-slums in Mumbai, India, during June 29-July 19, 2020” Lancet Global Health (2021) 9:e110-e1
    (with Anup Malani, Daksha Shah, Gagandeep Kang, Gayatri Nair Lobo, Jayanthi Shastri, Manoj Mohanan, Rajesh Jain, Sachee Agrawal, Sandeep Juneja, Sofia Imad, Ullas Kolthur-Seetharam), [alphabetical order, UK-S Corresponding]

  • "Does improving appropriate use of malaria medicines change population beliefs in testing and treatment? Evidence from a randomized controlled trial," Health Policy and Planning, March 2020
    (with Elisa M Maffioli, Indrani Saran, and Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara)

  • “Improving rational use of ACTs through diagnosis-dependent subsidies: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in western Kenya.” PLOS Medicine (2018) 15(7): e1002607
    (with Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara, Diana Menya, Jeremiah Laktabai, Alyssa Platt, Indrani Saran, Elisa Maffioli, Joseph Kipkoech, Elizabeth L. Turner)

  • “Touching Beliefs: Using touchscreen technology to elicit beliefs and subjective expectations in survey research” PLOS-One (2018) 13(11): e0207484
    (with Elisa Maffioli)

  • “Personality Traits and Performance Contracts: Evidence from a Field Experiment among Maternity Care Providers in India” American Economic Review (2017);107(5): 506-10.  
    (with Katherine Donato, Grant Miller, Yulya Truskinovsky, and Marcos Vera-Hernández)

  • “Paying for Performance in Health Care: Results from the Randomized Roll-Out of Rwanda's National Program” American Journal of Health Economics  (2017); 3(2): 192-226 
    (with Tisamarie Sherry, Sebastian Bauhoff)

  • “Evaluation of a social franchising and telemedicine programme and the care provided for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia, Bihar, India” Bulletin of World Health Organization (2017); 95: 343 – 352E
    (with Soledad Giardili, Veena Das, Tracy Rabin, Sunil Raj, Jeremy Schwartz, Aparna Seth, Grant Miller, Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, and Marcos Vera-Hernández)

  • “Providers’ Knowledge of Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis in Bihar, India”  BMJ Global Health (2016) 1(4), e000155. 
    (with Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Soledad Giardili and Marcos Vera-Hernández)

  • “Effect of Social Franchising and Telemedicine Based Model of Delivery of Healthcare on Population Health in Bihar, India”  Health Affairs 2016; 35(10):1800-1810
    (with Kimberly Babiarz, Grant Miller, Marcos Vera-Hernández, and Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert)

  • "Quality of Health Care in India: Challenges, Ongoing Efforts, and the Road Ahead" Health Affairs (2016); 35(10): 1753 -1758  
    (with Katherine Hay and Nachiket

  • “Effect of Prices and Information from Malaria Diagnostic Testing on ACT Purchase" BMJ Global Health (2016): 1(2)  e000101.
    (with Wendy O'Meara, Jeremiah Laktabai, Elizabeth Turner, Elisa Maffioli, Alyssa Platt, Adriane Lesser, and Diana Menya)


  • “The Know-Do Gap in Quality of Health Care for Childhood Diarrhea and Pneumonia in Rural India”  JAMA-Pediatrics (2015); 169(4):349-357.
    (with Marcos Vera-Hernández, Veena Das, Soledad Giardili, Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Tracy Rabin, Sunil Raj, Jeremy Schwartz and Aparna Seth)  doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3445.

    • Selected media coverage: Financial Times, The Hindu, Times of India, Deutsche Welle, Business Standard

  • “Impact of the Chiranjeevi Yojana Program on Institutional Deliveries and Birth Outcomes in Gujarat, India: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis” Bulletin of World Health Organization (2014);  92:187-194  
    (with Sebastian Bauhoff, Gerard La Forgia, Kimberly Singer Babierz, Kultar Singh, and Grant Miller)

    • Selected media coverage: New York Times, Bloomberg News, Times of India, Business Standard

  • “Causal Effects of Health Shocks on Consumption and Debt: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Bus Accident Injuries” Review of Economics and Statistics (2013); 95(2): 673–681

  • “In Urban And Rural India, A Standardized Patient Study Showed Low Levels Of Provider Training And Huge Quality Gaps” Health Affairs (2012);  31(12): 2774-2784
    (with Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Veena Das, Brian Chan, Manoj Mohanan and Diana Tabak)

  • “Quasi-experimental Evidence on Causal Effects of Physical Health Shocks on Mental Health” International Journal of Epidemiology (2010); 39(2):487-493  
    (with Joanna Maselko)

  • “Growth of Private Medical Education in India” Medical Education (2006); 40: (10) 1009-1011  
    (with Ajay Mahal)


Other Publications (Protocols, Group Reports and Op-Ed Contributions):

  • Margaret Kruk et al “High-quality health systems in the Sustainable Development Goals era: time for a revolution”.  Report of the Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era” The Lancet Global Health. (2018) DOI:
  • “Enhancing quality of medical care in low income and middle income countries through simulation based initiatives: recommendations of the Simnovate Global Health Domain Group” BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning, (2017); 3:S15–22 doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2016-000180 (with Lekha Puri, Jishnu Das, Madhukar Pai, Priya Agrawal, Edward Fitzgerald, Edward Kelley, Sarah Kesler, Kedar Mate, Allan Okrainec, and Rajesh Aggarwal)
  • “An innovative public-private partnership to target subsidized antimalarials: a study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate a community intervention in Western Kenya” BMJ Open (2017); 7:e013972. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013972  (with Jeremiah Laktabai, Adriane Lesser, Alyssa Platt, Elisa Maffioli, Diana Menya, Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara, and Elizabeth L Turner)

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