Research

Journal Articles:
  1. A. BenYishay and A. M. Mobarak, “Social Learning and Incentives for Experimentation and Communication,” Conditionally Accepted, Review of Economic Studies Paper
  2. M. Lipscomb and A. M. Mobarak, “Decentralization and Pollution Spillovers: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Borders in Brazil,” Review of Economic Studies, 84 (1): 464-502, January 2017 Paper
  3. P. Dutt and A. M. Mobarak, “Democracy and Policy Stability,” International Review of Economics and Finance, 42: 499-517, March 2016 Paper
  4. R. Heath and A. M. Mobarak, "Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women," Journal of Development Economics, 155: 1-15, July 2015 [Lead Article] Paper
  5. G. Miller and A. M. Mobarak, “Learning about New Technologies through Social Networks: Experimental Evidence on Non-Traditional Stoves in Rural Bangladesh,” Marketing Science, 34 (4): 480-499, July-August 2015 (Lead Article) Paper
  6. R. Guiteras, J. Levinsohn and A. M. Mobarak, "Encouraging Sanitation Investment in the Developing World: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial," Science 348 (6237): 903-906, May 22, 2015 Paper [Supplement, Data Repository/Replication Code]
  7. R. Guiteras, A. Jina and A. M. Mobarak, “Satellites, Self-reports, and Submersion: Exposure to Floods in Bangladesh,” American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 105(5): 232-36, May 2015 Paper
  8. G. Bryan, S. Chowdhury and A. M. Mobarak. "Under-Investment in a Profitable Technology: The Case of Seasonal Migration in Bangladesh," Econometrica, 82(5): 1671-1748, September 2014 Paper [Supplement, Econometrica link, Data Repository/Replication Code]
  9. K. Maskus, A. M. Mobarak, E. Stuen. "Doctoral Students and Immigration Policy," Science, 342(6): 562-563, November 1, 2013 Paper
  10. A. M. Mobarak, R. Kuhn and C. Peters. "Consanguinity and other Marriage Market Effects of a Wealth Shock in Bangladesh," Demography, 50(5): 1845-1871, October 2013 Paper [Supplement]
  11. A. M. Mobarak and M. Rosenzweig. "Informal Risk Sharing, Index Insurance, and Risk-Taking in Developing Countries," American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 103(3): 375-380, May 2013 Paper [2012 Working Paper]
  12. M. Lipscomb, A. M. Mobarak, T. Barham. "Development Effects of Electrification: Evidence from the Topographic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(2): 200-231, April 2013 Paper
  13. E. Stuen, A. M. Mobarak, K. Maskus. "Skilled Immigration and Innovation: Evidence from Enrollment Fluctuations in U.S. Doctoral Programs" The Economic Journal, 122(565): 1143-1176, December 2012 [Lead Article & Shortlisted for Royal Economic Society Prize] Paper [Supplement]
  14. A. M. Mobarak, P. Dwivedi, R. Bailis, L. Hildemann and G. Miller. "The Low Demand for New Cookstove Technologies," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(27): 10815-20, July 2012 Paper
  15. A. M. Mobarak, A. Rajkumar, M. Cropper. "The Political Economy of Health Services in Brazil," Economic Development and Cultural Change, 59(4): 723-751, July 2011 Paper
  16. D. Brown and A. M. Mobarak. "The Transforming Power of Democracy: Regime Type and the Distribution of Electricity" American Political Science Review, 103(2): 193-213, May 2009 Paper
  17. D. Kellenberg and A. M. Mobarak. "Does Rising Income Increase or Decrease Damage Risk from Natural Disasters" Journal of Urban Economics, 63: 788-802, May 2008 Paper
  18. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak, R. Sab. "Measuring Financial Development in the Middle East and North Africa: A New Database" IMF Staff Papers 53(3): 479-511, April 2007 Paper
  19. A. Bento, M. Cropper, A. M. Mobarak, K. Vinha. "The Impact of Urban Spatial Structure on Travel Demand in the United States" The Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(3): 466-478,  August 2005 Paper
  20. A. M. Mobarak. "Democracy, Volatility and Development," The Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(2): 348-361, May 2005 Paper
Revise and Resubmit:
  1. L. Beaman, A. BenYishay, J. Magruder and A.M. Mobarak, "Can Network Theory based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?" Journal of Political Economy, Revise and Resubmit, Paper
  2. G. Miller and A. M. Mobarak, "Gender Differences in Preferences, Intra-household Externalities and Low Demand for Improved Cookstoves," The Economic Journal, 2nd round Revise and Resubmit, April 2013 Paper
  3. D. Purbasari and A. M. Mobarak, "Protection For Sale to Firms: Evidence From Indonesia," Revise and Resubmit, Paper
Working Papers:
  1. A. M. Mobarak and M. Rosenzweig. "Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium," December 2013 Paper
  2. R. Guiteras and A. M. Mobarak. "Does Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Leader and Constituent Responses to a Large-Scale Intervention," April 2014 Paper
  3. A. M. Mobarak and M. Rosenzweig. "Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insured," November 2013 Paper
  4. A. BenYishay, M. Jones, F. Kondylis, A. M. Mobarak, "Are Gender Differences in Performance Innate or Socially Mediated?" Paper
  5. Y. Cho, D. Kalomba, A. M. Mobarak, V. Orozco and D. Wolfson, "Gender Differences in the Effects of Vocational Training: Constraints on Women and Drop-out Behavior," Paper
  6. J. Assunção, M. Lipscomb, A. M. Mobarak, D. Szerman. "Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation in Brazil" Paper
  7. A. M. Mobarak, et al. "Health and Socio-Economic Effects of Cousin Marriage: Evidence from a Quasi-Random Research Design," October 2013

Invited Papers, Columns and Book Chapters:
  1. A. M. Mobarak, “Does Immigration Create Jobs?” Yale Insights, March 30, 2017  Link

  2. A. M. Mobarak, “The US has never been this divided on immigration. It’s time for compromise,” Agenda, World Economic Forum, February 6, 2017 Link

  3. K. Levy, K. Verclas, A. M. Mobarak, M. Reimao, “Seasonal Hunger, Deprivation are Under the Radar,”  Policy Options, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada, December 23, 2016. Link

  4. A. M. Mobarak, "Appointing a Gender Equal Cabinet is Good for Canada – but Not for the Reason You Think," World Bank Let’s Talk Development (Chief Economist’s blog), November 17, 2015 Link

  5. A. M. Mobarak, "The Nobel Prize in Economics and the Dangers of Foreign Aid," Yale Insights, November 5, 2015 Link
  6. A. M. Mobarak and A. Zwane, "They Myth of Nepal's Missing Men," Yale Insights, June 1, 2015 Link
  7. R. Guiteras, J. Levinsohn and A. M. Mobarak, “Encouraging Investment in Sanitation,” Ideas for India, May 13, 2015 Link
  8. K. Sudhir, A. M. Mobarak, et al. "Research Opportunities in Emerging Markets: An Inter-Disciplinary Perspective from Marketing, Economics and Psychology," Customer Needs and Solutions, forthcoming
  9. J. Brown, A. M. Mobarak and T. Zelenska, "Barriers to Adoption of Products and Technologies that Aid Risk Management in Developing Countries," Background Paper for the World Development Report 2014, World Bank Link
  10. K. Maskus, A. M. Mobarak and E. Stuen, "International graduate students are critical to scientific discovery," VoxEU, April 28, 2013. Link
  11. A. M. Mobarak, "Immigration and Innovation," New York Times - Economix, February 12, 2013 Link
  12. A. M. Mobarak, "Formally Insuring the Informally Insured," Ideas for India, November 16, 2012 Link
  13. A. M. Mobarak, "How to Keep More Girls in School? Lessons from Bangladesh," Ideas for India, September 24, 2012 Link
  14. E. Duflo, S. Galiani and A. M. Mobarak, "Improving Access to Urban Services for the Poor: Open Issues and a Framework for a Future Research Agenda," Jameel Poverty Action Lab Urban Service Initiative 2012.
  15. D. Kellenberg and A. M. Mobarak, "The Economics of Natural Disasters," Annual Review of Resource Economics, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 297-312, October 2011 Paper
  16. M. Lipscomb and A. M. Mobarak, “Does Corruption Exacerbate the Human Effects of Financial Crisis” Chapter 9 (pp. 361-399) in Rajivan and Gampat, eds, Perspectives on Corruption and Human Development Vol 1, Macmillan Publishers for UNDP 2009.
  17. S. Chowdhury, A. M. Mobarak, and G. Bryan, “Migrating away from a Seasonal Famine: A Randomized Intervention in Bangladesh.” Human Development Research Paper No. 41. New York: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report Office.   (Background paper for the UNDP Human Development Report 2009) Link
  18. Maskus, K., A. M. Mobarak, and E. Stuen, "International Graduate Education and Innovation: Evidence and Issues for East Asian Technology Policy," Asian Economic Papers, Vol. 6, No. 3, Pages 78-94, Fall 2007 Link
  19. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak and R. Sab "Evaluating Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa: New Methodology and Some New Results" Journal of the Middle East Economic Association, volume 6, 2004 Paper
  20. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak and R. Sab "Banking on Development" Finance and Development 40(1), March 2003. English French Spanish Arabic
  21. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak and R. Sab "Financial Development and Economic Growth in the Middle East and North Africa" Newsletter of the Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey 10(2), Summer 2003.
  22. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak and R. Sab, "Financial Sector Development in the Middle East and North Africa" IMF Working Paper 04/201 Working Paper
  23. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak and R. Sab "Financial Development in the Middle East and North Africa" International Monetary Fund Pamphlet, 2003. English Arabic