Research

  1. A. BenYishay, M. Jones, F. Kondylis and A. M. Mobarak, “Gender Gaps in Technology Diffusion,” Journal of Development Economics, 143, 2020 Paper
  2. A. BenYishay and A. M. Mobarak, “Social Learning and Incentives for Experimentation and Communication,” Review of Economic Studies, 2018 Paper , Supplementary Materials (Appendix, Data, Replication Code)
  3. A. M. Mobarak, T. Chaudhry, et al. “Estimating the Health and Socioeconomic Effects of Cousin Marriage in South Asia,” Journal of Biosocial Science, 2018 Paper
  4. 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
  5. P. Dutt and A. M. Mobarak, “Democracy and Policy Stability,” International Review of Economics and Finance, 42: 499-517, March 2016 Paper
  6. R. Heath and A. M. Mobarak, “Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women,” Journal of Development Economics, 115: 1-15, July 2015 [Lead Article] Paper
  7. 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
  8. 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]
  9. 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
  10. 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]
  11. K. Maskus, A. M. Mobarak, E. Stuen. “Doctoral Students and Immigration Policy,” Science, 342(6): 562-563, November 1, 2013 Paper
  12. 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]
  13. 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]
  14. 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
  15. 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]
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. A. M. Mobarak. “Democracy, Volatility and Development,” The Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(2): 348-361, May 2005 Paper

Revise and Resubmit:

  1. Lagakos, S. Marshall, A. M. Mobarak, C. Vernot and M. Waugh, “Migration Costs and Observational Returns to Rural-Urban Migration in the Developing World,” Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Monetary Economics, Paper
  2. C. Meghir, A. M. Mobarak, C. Mommaerts, M. Morten, “Migration and Informal Insurance,” Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies, Paper
  3. D. Lagakos, A. M. Mobarak, M. E. Waugh. “The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration,” Econometrica, Revise and Resubmit, Paper
  4. 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, Paper
  5. D. Purbasari and A. M. Mobarak, “Protection For Sale to Firms: Evidence From Indonesia,” Revise and Resubmit, Paper

Working Papers:

  1. L. Beaman, A. BenYishay, J. Magruder and A.M. Mobarak, “Can Network Theory based Targeting Increase Technology Adoption?” Paper
  2. R. Guiteras, J. Levinsohn, A. M. Mobarak. “Demand Estimation with Strategic Complementarities: Sanitation in Bangladesh” Paper
  3. A. Gonzalez Lira and A. M. Mobarak. “Enforcing Regulation under Illicit Adaptation” Paper
  4. A. Akram, S. Chowdhury and A. M. Mobarak. “Effects of Emigration on Rural Labor Markets”  Paper
  5. A. M. Mobarak and M. Rosenzweig. “Risk, Insurance and Wages in General Equilibrium” Paper
  6. R. Guiteras and A. M. Mobarak. “Does Development Aid Undermine Political Accountability? Leader and Constituent Responses to a Large-Scale Intervention” Paper
  7. A. M. Mobarak and M. Rosenzweig. “Selling Formal Insurance to the Informally Insured” Paper
  8. A. BenYishay, M. Jones, F. Kondylis, A. M. Mobarak, “Are Gender Differences in Performance Innate or Socially Mediated?” Paper
  9. 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
  10. J. Assunção, M. Lipscomb, A. M. Mobarak, D. Szerman. “Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation in Brazil” Paper
  11. A. M. Mobarak, et al. “Health and Socio-Economic Effects of Cousin Marriage: Evidence from a Quasi-Random Research Design,” October 2013

Other Refereed Papers and Book Chapters:

  1. C. A. Davis and A. M. Mobarak, “The Challenge of Scaling Effective Interventions: A Path Forward for Research and Policy,” World Development, v 127, March 2020 Paper
  2. M. Krupoff, A.M. Mobarak and A. Van Geen, “Evaluating Strategies to Reduce Arsenic Poisoning in South Asia: A View from the Social Sciences,” Asian Development Review, vol. 37, no.2, pp 1-24 Paper
  3. A.M. Mobarak, M. Reimao, “Seasonal Poverty and Seasonal Migration in Asia,” Asian Development Review, vol. 37, no. 1, pp 1-42 Paper
  4. 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
  5. 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, 2(4): 264-276, December 1, 2015 Link
  6. 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
  7. S. Creane, R. Goyal, A. M. Mobarak and R. Sab “Banking on Development” Finance and Development 40(1), March 2003. English French Spanish Arabic
  8. 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

Invited Columns:

  1. A.M. Mobarak and M. Reimao, “Los migrantes temporales, un grupo especialmente vulnerable ante el COVID-19,” BID Mejorando vidas, July 22, 2020 Link
  2. A. M. Mobarak, E. Papaioannou, “Developing countries need to take their own approach when reacting to COVID-19,” Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, June 16, 2020 Link
  3. N. F. Meriggi and A. M. Mobarak, “This Country Fought Ebola. It May Beat Another Disease,” The New York Times, June 16, 2020 Link
  4. A. M. Mobarak, B. Chalise, C. Vernot, “Measuring the human cost of lockdown,” Nepali Times, June 13, 2020 Link
  5. A. M. Mobarak, “For the Rural Poor, the Coronavirus Crash Isn’t Yet Here,” Foreign PolicyJune 8, 2020 Link
  6. Z. Barnett-Howell and A. M. Mobarak, “The value of social distancing is not equally distributed,” VoxEU, May 7, 2020 Link
  7. A. M. Mobarak and J. Wen, “How microeconomics can help devise evidence-based policy responses to COVID-19,” OECD Development Matters, May 6, 2020 Link
  8. A. M. Mobarak and Z. Barnett-Howell, “Poor Countries Need to Think Twice About Social Distancing,” Foreign PolicyApril 10, 2020 Link
  9. A. M. Mobarak, “Responding to Covid-19 in the developing world” Dhaka Tribune, April 6, 2020 Link
  10. A. M. Mobarak and C.A. Davis, “The Nobel Winners in Economics Are On the Right Track,” Foreign Policy, December 9, 2019 Link
  11. A. M. Mobarak, “Instead of Bringing Jobs to the People, Bring the People to the Jobs,” Foreign Policy, Summer 2019, pp. 6-8 Link
  12. R. Kwok, J. Levinsohn, A.M. Mobarak, “Study Leverages Peer Effects to Encourage Adoption of Hygienic Latrines, Yale Insights, July 17, 2019 Link
  13. A. M. Mobarak and V. Dimble, “Can the Microcredit Model Be Improved?” Yale InsightsApril 26, 2019 Link
  14. A. M. Mobarak, K. Levy, M. Reimao, “The path to scale: Replication, general equilibrium effects, and new settings,” Voxdev.org, November 21, 2017 Link
  15. A. M. Mobarak, K. Levy, M. Reimao, “The path to scale: From randomised control trial to scalable programme,” VoxDev.org, November 14, 2017 Link
  16. A. Barclay, A. M. Mobarak et al. (2017). “Examining Temporary Migration as a Solution to the Lean Season in Indonesia,” Hasanuddin Business and Economics Review, vol 1, issue 1, pp. 17-26 (June) Link
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. A. M. Mobarak, “The Nobel Prize in Economics and the Dangers of Foreign Aid,” Yale Insights, November 5, 2015 Link
  21. R. Heath and A. M. Mobarak, “Manufacturing growth and the lives of Bangladeshi women,” International Growth Centre Blog, August 4, 2015 Paper Link
  22. A. M. Mobarak and A. Zwane, “The Myth of Nepal’s Missing Men,” Yale Insights, June 1, 2015 Link
  23. R. Guiteras, J. Levinsohn and A. M. Mobarak, “Encouraging Household Investment in Sanitation,” Ideas for India, May 13, 2015 Link
  24. K. Maskus, A. M. Mobarak and E. Stuen, “International graduate students are critical to scientific discovery,” VoxEU, April 28, 2013 Link
  25. A. M. Mobarak, “Immigration and Innovation,” New York Times – Economix, February 12, 2013 Link
  26. A. M. Mobarak, “Formally Insuring the Informally Insured,” Ideas for India, November 16, 2012 Link
  27. A. M. Mobarak, “How to Keep More Girls in School? Lessons from Bangladesh,” Ideas for India, September 24, 2012 Link
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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