Research

Research Papers

Safety First: Perceived Risk of Street Harassment and Educational Choices of Women (Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Review)
Supported by Data2X and the UN Foundation
Media Coverage: BBC Radio, Le MondeQuartz, The Hindustan Times and The New Statesman, The World Bank and VoxDev
“Wealth, Marriage, and Sex Selection”  (with Jan Eeckhout, Nancy Luke, Shantidani Minz, Kaivan Munshi, and Soumya Swaminathan)
(Submitted)
“Tribal Identity in Education: Does Teacher Ethnicity Affect Student Performance?” (new draft coming soon)

Work in Progress

Measuring and Addressing Gender Based Violence in Public Transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (with Naira Kalra)
Street Police Patrols and Violence Against Women in Public Spaces: Experimental Evidence from India (with Sofia Amaral, Nathan Fiala, Nishith Prakash and Maria Micaela Sviatschi) 
Gender Based Violence and Police Reform (with Sofia Amaral, Nathan Fiala, Nishith Prakash and Maria Micaela Sviatschi)
Women’s Urban Mobility Barriers: Evidence from Delhi’s Free Public Transport Policy (with Gabriel Kreindler and Dev Patel)
On the Safe Side: Using Technology to Increase Women’s Physical and Economic Mobility (with Sofia Amaral and Maria Micaela Sviatschi)
Urban Corridors and Economic Opportunities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (with Simon Franklin, Nino Pkhikidze and Leonardo Viotti)

Other Writing

Gender and Transport: Constraints to Take-up and Use of Public Transport in Developing Countries
Helping Women Start Up: Understanding the Barriers facing Women-led Startups in India (with Luiza Andrade and Ruchita Manghnani)