arun g. chandrasekhar

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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 [online appendix and data]


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


changes in social network structure in response to exposure to formal credit markets (with abhijit banerjee, emily breza, esther duflo, matthew o. jackson and cynthia kinnan, december 2020) [revised and resubmitted to 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...

financial centrality and the value of key players (with rob townsend and juan pablo xandri, november 2020)

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

some work in progress

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

old stuff

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

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