Working Papers

The More We Die, the More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect
Revise and resubmit at Quarterly Journal of Economics (joint with Arnaud Costinot, Margaret Kyle and Heidi Williams).

Who’s Getting Globalized? The Size and Implications of Intranational Trade Costs
Revise and resubmit at Econometrica (joint with David Atkin).

The Elusive Pro-Competitive Effects of Trade
Revise and resubmit at Review of Economic Studies (joint with Costas Arkolakis, Arnaud Costinot and Andres Rodriguez-Clare).

How Large Are the Gains from Economic Integration? Theory and Evidence from U.S. Agriculture, 1880-1997
Revise and resubmit at Econometrica (joint with Arnaud Costinot.)

Railroads and the Demise of Famine in Colonial India
(Joint with Robin Burgess.)

Weather and Death in India
(Joint with Robin Burgess, Olivier Deschenes and Michael Greenstone.)


Nonparametric Counterfactual Predictions in Neoclassical Models of International Trade
American Economic Review, 107(3): 633-689, 2017 (joint with Rodrigo Adao and Arnaud Costinot).

The View from Above: Applications of Satellite Data in Economics
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 30(4):171-198, 2016 (joint with Adam Storeygard).

Railroads and American Economic Growth: a “Market Access” Approach
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(2):799-858, 2016 (joint with Richard Hornbeck).

Evolving Comparative Advantage and the Impact of Climate Change in Agricultural Markets: Evidence from 1.7 Million Fields around the Earth
Journal of Political Economy, 124(1):205-248, 2016 (joint with Arnaud Costinot and Cory Smith).

The Gains from Market Integration
Annual Review of Economics, 7:619-647, 2015.

Comparative Advantage and Optimal Trade Policy
Quarterly Journal of Economics, 130(2):659- 702, 2015 (joint with Arnaud Costinot, Jon Vogel and Ivan Werning).

Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure
American Economic Review, forthcoming.

Ricardo’s Theory of Comparative Advantage: Old Idea, New Evidence
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 102(3): 453-458, 2012 (joint with Arnaud Costinot).

What Goods Do Countries Trade? A Quantitative Exploration of Ricardo’s Ideas
Review of Economic Studies, 79(2): 581-608, 2012 (joint with Arnaud Costinot and Ivana Komunjer).

Can Openness Mitigate the Effects of Weather Shocks? Evidence from India’s Famine Era
American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 100(2): 449-453, 2010 (joint with Robin Burgess).

Confronting Global Poverty (Expert Group on Development Issues)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Aid, Government of Sweden, 2005 (with Timothy Besley and Robin Burgess).