Aprajit Mahajan, C.V.
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
UC Berkeley
Email: aprajit at gmail dot com


Forthcoming and Published Papers

Agreement Between Dried Blood Spots and HemoCue in Tamil Nadu, India  (with Reshma Roshania, Rukshan  Mehta, Ashwini Shete, Grant Miller, Alessandro Tarozzi and Reynaldo Martorell), Scientific Reports, 2021, 11(9285):1-11

Do Management Interventions Last: Evidence from India (2019)  (with Nick Bloom, David McKenzie and John Roberts),  AEJ: Applied Economics, 2020, 12(2):198-219

Who's Bogus? Learning to Identify Fraudulent Firms from Unbalanced and One-Side Labelled Tax Return Data (2018 (with Shekhar Mittal and Ofir Reich)  ACM, SIGCAS, COMPASS 2018

Extremum Estimation and Numerical Derivatives  (with Han Hong and Denis Nekipelov), Journal of Econometrics, 2015, 188(1):250-263

Micro-Loans, Bednets and Malaria: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial (with B. Blackburn, Daniel Kopf, Lakshmi Krishnan, A. Tarozzi and  J. Yoong), American Economic Review, 2014, 104(7):1909-41 

Does Management Matter? Evidence from India  (with Nick Bloom, Benn Eifert, David McKenzie and John Roberts),  Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2013, 128(1):1-51. (Lead Article)

Lymphatic Filariasis in Orissa, India: Expanded Endemic Range and A Call to Re-evaluate The Targeting of Mass Drug Administration Programs  (with Patricia Foo, A. Tarozzi, J. Yoong, Lakshmi Krishnan, Daniel Kopf and B. BlackburnTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2011, 105(2):109-114. Tables

Risk, Incentives and Contracts: Partnerships in Rio De Janeiro 1870-1891  (with Ran Abramitzky and Zephyr Frank) Journal of Economic History,  2010, 70(3):686-715

Why do Firms in Developing Countries Have Low Productivity (with Nick Bloom, David McKenzie and John Roberts) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2010, 100(2): 619-623

Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Orissa (India) (with B. Blackburn, A. Tarozzi and  J. Yoong) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2009, 99(2):231-235.

Estimation of Price Elasticities with Non-Linear Errors-in-Variables Review of Economics and Statistics, 2009, 91(4):793-805.

Child Nutrition in India in the Nineties  (with A. Tarozzi) Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2007, 55 (3):541-586.

Identification and Estimation of Regression Models with Misclassification  Econometrica, 2006, 74 (3):631-665.

Working Papers

Autonomy and Specificity in Agricultural Technology Adoption:  Evidence From Mexico (2020) (with Carolina Corral, Xavi Gine and Enrique Seira)

Expanding Financial Access Via Credit Cards: Evidence from Mexico  (2020) (with Sara Castellanos, Diego Jimenez, and Enrique Seira)

index.html Time-Inconsistency and Saving: Experimental Evidence from Low-Income Tax Filers (2015) (with Damon Jones)

Numerical Gradients and Extremum Estimation with U-Statistics (2012) (with Han Hong and Denis Nekipelov)

Identification of Time-Inconsistent Models: The Case of Insecticide Treated Nets (2020) (with A. Tarozzi and C. Michel), R&R Review of Economic Studies

Other Papers

Bednets, Information and Malaria in Orissa (2011)  (with B. Blackburn, A. Tarozzi and  J. Yoong),

Estimation of Single-Index Models with Misclassified Regressors (2009)
(Limited) Diffusion of Health Protecting Behavior: Evidence from Non-Beneficiaries of a Public  Health Program (2011) (with A. Tarozzi and Chutima Tontarawongsa)


Work in Progress

"VAT in Emerging Economies: Does Third Party Verification Matter?" (with Shekhar Mittal)


ARE 251/ Econ 270A (Graduate Development)

ARE 210   (Graduate Econometrics - First Semester)

EEP 151/ Econ 171 (Undergraduate Development)