Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

National University of Singapore

Working Papers

Motivating Equity: The Impact of Incentives on Elected Local Politicians in India (with Ghazala Mansuri, Nethra Palaniswamy, and Vijayendra Rao)

Mission and the Bottom Line: Performance Incentives in a Multi-goal Organization (with Xavier Gine and Ghazala Mansuri, revise and resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics)


No Man Left Behind:  Effects of Emigration Prospects on Educational and Labor Outcomes of Non-migrants, Economic Journal, Vol 127, Issue 600, March 2017, p 495-521.

Sibling Rivalry and Gender Gap: Intrahousehold Substitution of Male and Female Educational Investments from Male Migration Prospects, with Nethra Palaniswamy, Journal of Population Economics, Vol 30, Issue 4, October 2017, p 1355-1380.

Facilitating Worker Mobility: A Randomized Information Intervention among Migrant Workers in Singapore, with Dean Yang, Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.

Roads, Participation in Markets, and Benefits to Agricultural Households: Evidence from the Topography-based Highway Network in Nepal, Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.

Superstition, Fertility, and Inter-ethnic Spillovers: Evidence from Peninsular Malaysia, with Emily Beam, Economic Development and Cultural Change, forthcoming.

Work in Progress

Information Interventions to Facilitate Job Mobility among Migrants in Singapore (with Dean Yang)

Lesser of Two Evils: Land Inequality and Long-run Economic Mobility in Rural Pakistan (with Ghazala Mansuri and Lokendra Phadera)

Skill Transferability, Migration Spells, and Domestic Labor Market Outcomes of Return Migrants in Nepal (with Maheshwor Shrestha)

Newspaper Op-Eds

When Monetary Rewards Fail to Motivate Workers, The Strait Times, 10 June 2015.

Empowering Foreign Domestic Workers, The Strait Times, 19 November 2014.


Anand Shrestha