arun g. chandrasekhar


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themes. [informal markets] [signaling and reputation] [social learning] [statistics]

publications

testing models of social learning on networks: evidence from two experiments (with horacio larreguy and juan pablo xandri, april 2019) [conditionally accepted at econometrica]

using gossips to spread information: theory and evidence from two randomized controlled trials (with abhijit banerjee, esther duflo, and matthew o. jackson). the review of economic studies (february, 2019): doi:10.1093/restud/rdz008

social networks, reputation and commitment: evidence from a savings monitors experiment (with emily breza). econometrica (january, 2019): vol. 87 issue 1 doi:10.3982/ECTA13683 [auxiliary appendix]

social networks as contract enforcement: evidence from a lab experiment in the field (with cynthia kinnan and horacio larreguy). amerian economic journal: applied economics (october, 2018): vol. 10 no. 4 doi:10.1257/app.20150057

network structure and the aggregation of information: theory and evidence from indonesia (with vivi alatas, abhijit banerjee, rema hanna and ben olken). american economic review (july, 2016): vol. 106 no. 7 doi:10.1257/aer.20140705 [online appendix] [full data]

econometrics of network formation. oxford handbook on the economics of networks. (edited by yann bramoulle, andrea galeotti and brian rogers, 2016)

the diffusion of microfinance (with abhijit banerjee, esther duflo and matthew o. jackson). science (2013): vol. 341 no. 6144 1236498 doi:10.1126/science.1236498 [abstract, full text] [supplementary material] [full data]

working papers

revising...

using aggregated relational data to feasibly identify network structure without network data (with emily breza, tyler mccormick, and mengjie pan, july 2018) [2nd revision resubmitted to the american economic review] , arXiv. [implementation cookbook and survey instruments] [estimation pseudocode] [estimation code].

changes in social network structure in response to exposure to formal credit markets (with abhijit banerjee, esther duflo, and matthew o. jackson, september 2018) [revision requested at the review of economic studies]

naive learning with uninformed agents (with abhijit banerjee, emily breza, and markus mobius, july 2018) [revision requested at the american economic review]

a network formation model based on subgraphs (with matthew o. jackson, june 2018) [2nd revision requested at the review of economic studies]

in progress...

when less is more: experimental evidence on information delivery during india's demonetization (with abhijit banerjee, emily breza, and benjamin golub, may 2019) [submitted]

when celebrities speak: a nationwide twitter experiment promoting vaccination in indonesia (with vivi alatas, markus mobius, benjamin olken, and cindy paladines, may 2019), arXiv. [submitted]

signaling, shame, and silence in social learning (with benjamin golub and he yang, may 2019) [submitted]

financial centrality and the value of key players (with rob townsend and juan pablo xandri, march 2019) [submitted]

best linear approximations to set identified functions: with an application to the gender wage gap (with victor chernozhukov, francesca molinari, and paul schrimpf, december 2018) [submitted]

seeing the forest for the trees? an investigation of network knowledge (with emily breza and alireza tahbaz-salehi, february 2018)

network centrality and informal institutions: evidence from a lab experiment in the field (with emily breza and horacio larreguy, november 2016), nber working paper #20309.

econometrics of sampled networks (with randall lewis, november 2016)

some work in progress

noise and diffusion (with abhijit banerjee and emily breza)

affirmative action, attitudes, and social networks: evidence from caste-based reservation in india (with emily breza)

advising (with ben golub and he yang)

contract structure, social networks, and firm size (with melanie morten and alessandra peter)

team production and free riding (with attila ambrus and matt elliott)

when ard works (with emily breza, tyler mccormick, and mengjie pan)

identifying the latent space geometry of network formation models through curvature analysis (with shane lubold and tyler mccormick)

old stuff

social investments, informal risk sharing, and inequality (with attila ambrus and matt elliott, july 2015), nber working paper #20669.

tractable and consistent random graph models (with matthew o. jackson, june 2014), nber working paper #20276, arXiv. replaced by a network formation model based on subgraphs.

a note on payments in the lab for infinite horizon dynamic games with discounting (with juan pablo xandri, june 2014)

come play with me: experimental evidence of information diffusion about rival goods (with abhijit banerjee, emily breza, esther duflo, and matthew o. jackson)

information, networks and social insurance: evidence from a lab experiment in the field (with cynthia kinnan and horacio larreguy, september 2011)