arun g. chandrasekhar


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

publications

comparison of knowledge and information-seeking behavior after general covid-19 public health messages and messages tailored for black and latinx communities: a randomized controlled trial (with marcella alsan, fatima cody stanford, abhijit banerjee, emily breza, sarah eichmeyer, paul goldsmith-pinkham, lucy ogbu-nwobodo, benjamin olken, carlos torres, anirudh sankar, pierre-luc vautrey, and esther duflo). annals of internal medicine: doi.org/10.7326/M20-6141

testing models of social learning on networks: evidence from two experiments (with horacio larreguy and juan pablo xandri). econometrica (january, 2020): doi:10.3982/ecta14407 [online appendix], [auxiliary appendix], [data and programs]

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 [data and programs]

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]

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]

surveys

networks in economic development (with emily breza, benjamin golub, and aneesha parvathaneni). oxford review of economic policy. (edited by matthew ellott, sanjeev goyal, and alex teytelboym, 2019)

working papers

revising...

naive learning with uninformed agents (with abhijit banerjee, emily breza, and markus mobius, january 2021) [revised and resubmitted to the american economic review]

interacting regional policies in containing a disease (with paul goldsmith-pinkham, matthew o. jackson, and samuel thau) [revised and resubmitted to the proceedings of the national academy of sciences ]

when less is more: experimental evidence on information delivery during india's demonetization (with abhijit banerjee, emily breza, and benjamin golub, may 2019) [revision requested at the review of economic studies]

network centrality and informal institutions: evidence from a lab experiment in the field (with emily breza and horacio larreguy, august 2019), nber working paper #20309 [revision requested at the journal of public economics ]

in progress...

messages on covid-19 prevention in india increased symptoms reporting and adherence to preventative behaviors among 25 million recipients with similar effects on non-recipient members of their communities (with abhijit banerjee, marcella alsan, emily breza, abhijit chowdhury, esther duflo, paul goldsmith-pinkham, and benjamin olken, june, 2020)

designing effective celebrity public health messaging: results from a nationwide twitter experiment in indonesia (with vivi alatas, markus mobius, benjamin olken, and cindy paladines, june 2020)

network-based hiring: local benefits; global costs (with melanie morten and alessandra peter, march 2020) [submitted]

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

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

some work in progress

selecting the most effective nudge: evidence from a large scale experiment on immunization (with abhijit banerjee, esther duflo, matthew o. jackson, john floretta, harini kannan, francine loza, anirudh sankar, and anna schrimpf)

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

noise and diffusion (with abhijit banerjee and emily breza)

advice (with ben golub and he yang)

skepticism (with emily breza and ben golub)

old stuff

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)