New York Times columns

  1. Universal Paternity Leave Needs More Than New Laws for a Push, June 25, 2021
  2. Financial Rewards for College Students Could Help Curb the Pandemic, December 29, 2020
  3. Social Programs Can Sometimes Turn a Profit for Taxpayers, July 10, 2020
  4. How a Raise for Workers Can Be a Win for Everybody, June 18, 2020
  5. When a Disappointment Helped Lead to a Nobel Prize, November 29, 2019
  6. Founders of Successful Tech Companies Are Mostly Middle-Aged, August 29, 2019
  7. Why a Tax the U.S. Hasn't Embraced Has Found Favor in Much of the World, May 17, 2019
  8. Unable to Post Bail? You Will Pay for That for Many Years, March 1, 2019
  9. Lottery-Like Prizes Coax Savings. What's the Risk in Expanding Them? December 21, 2018
  10. Think Positive, Climb Out of Poverty? It Just Might Work, July 13, 2018
  11. Using the Airbnb Model to Protect the Environment, December 29, 2017
  12. Why Public Health Insurance Could Help, Even If You Don't Want It, September 29, 2017

On gender equality and economic development

  1. Ten Facts about Son Preference in India, VoxDev, December 4, 2023
  2. Unwanted: 21 Million Girls, Indian Express, February 24, 2018
  3. Economic Development and Gender Equality: Exceptions to the Rule, NBER Reporter, September 2017
  4. Does Economic Development Mean Less Discrimination Against Women? If Only It Were That Simple, Milken Institute Review, January 2015
  5. The Youngest Is Hungriest, with R. Pande, New York Times, August 10, 2014

On environmental protection

  1. How to Get More Bang for Your Climate-Change Buck, with R. Glennerster, Foreign Affairs, February 14, 2024
  2. Forest Conservation in Uganda: Using Financial Incentives to Avert Climate Change, VoxDev, September 28, 2017