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Shilpa Aggarwal

Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy

Indian School of Business

Hyderabad - 500 032, India


shilpa_aggarwal at isb dot edu

Curriculum Vita

Exhaustive or Exhausting? Evidence on Respondent Fatigue in Long Surveys (with Dahyeon Jeong, Jonathan Robinson, Naresh Kumar, Alan Spearot and David Sungho Park)

Journal of Development Economics 161 (2023): 102992


Market Access, Trade Costs, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Northern Tanzania (with Brian Giera, Dahyeon Jeong, Jonathan Robinson and Alan Spearot)

Accepted, The Review of Economics and Statistics

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COVID-19 market disruptions and food security: Evidence from households in rural Liberia and Malawi (with Dahyeon Jeong, Naresh Kumar, David Park, Jonathan Robinson, and Alan Spearot)

PLoS ONE 17 (8): e0271488

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Saving for Multiple Financial Needs: Evidence from Lockboxes and Mobile Money in Malawi (with Valentina Brailovskaya and Jonathan Robinson)

Accepted, The Review of Economics and Statistics

Survey and Training Modules


The Long Road to Health: Healthcare Utilization Impacts of a Road Pavement Policy in Rural India 

Journal of Development Economics 151 (2021): 102667

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Cashing In (and Out): Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Mobile Money in Malawi (with Valentina Brailovskaya and Jonathan Robinson)
AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (2020): 599-604
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Survey and Training Modules

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Grain Today, Gain Tomorrow: Evidence from a Storage Experiment with Savings Clubs in Kenya (with Eilin Francis and Jonathan Robinson)
Journal of Development Economics 134 (2018): 1-15

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Do Rural Roads Create Pathways out of Poverty? Evidence from India

Journal of Development Economics 133 (2018): 375-395

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Working Papers

The Dynamic Effects of Cash Transfers: Evidence from Rural Liberia and Malawi (with Jenny Aker, Dahyeon Jeong, Naresh Kumar, David Park, Jonathan Robinson and Alan Spearot)

Designing Incentives for Impatient People: An RCT Promoting Exercise to Manage Diabetes (with Rebecca Dizon-Ross and Ariel Zucker)

(Previously circulated as "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences ")
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Private but Misunderstood? Evidence on Measuring Intimate Partner Violence via Self-Interviewing in Rural Liberia and Malawi (with David Park, Dahyeon Jeong, Naresh Kumar, Jonathan Robinson, and Alan Spearot)

Going the Extra Mile: Farm Subsidies and Spatial Convergence in Agricultural Input Adoption (with Naresh Kumar, Dahyeon Jeong, David Park,  Jonathan Robinson, and Alan Spearot)

Works in Progress

Minimum Support Prices in Indian Agriculture: Supporting Whom and at What Price? (with Natasha Jha)

The Value of Value Chains: An Experiment linking Farmers’ Cooperatives with a Maize Processor in Rwanda (with Susan Godlonton, Jonathan Robinson, Alan Spearot and Guanghong Xu)

Demand and Liquidity Coordination to Foster the Adoption for Livestock Vaccinations: An Experiment with Small-Holder Dairy Cooperatives in Kenya (with Susan Godlonton, James Rao, Jonathan Robinson, Alan Spearot, Nils Teufel and Guanghong Xu)

Documenting Agricultural Input Market Access in Rural Liberia (with Dahyeon Jeong, Rolly Kapoor, Naresh Kumar, David Sungho Park, Jonathan Robinson, and Alan Spearot)

The Sooner the Better: An Evaluation of Forecast-Based Action in Somalia (with Rolly Kapoor, Jonathan Robinson, and Alan Spearot)

Book Chapters and Other Papers

Financing Businesses in Africa: The Role of Microfinance (with Leora Klapper and Dorothe Singer), Chapter 9 in Microfinance in Developing and Developed Countries: Issues, Policies and Performance Evaluation, Jean-Pierre Gueyie, Ronny Manos and Jacob Yaron, eds., Published by Palgrave Macmillan 2013

Designing Government Policies to Expand Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Around the World (with Leora Klapper)

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