Harvard Economics

Dev Patel

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics
Harvard University
devpatel@g.harvard.edu
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Dev Patel
Welcome! I am on the 2023-2024 academic job market.

My research primarily focuses on adaptation to climate change in low- and middle-income countries. In other work, I study the economics of gender inequality and human capital.

Primary Fields: Development, Environmental
Secondary Fields: Behavioral, Economic History

References:
Emily Breza (co-chair)
ebreza@fas.harvard.edu
Claudia Goldin
cgoldin@harvard.edu
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Gautam Rao (co-chair)
grao@fas.harvard.edu
Asim Khwaja
khwaja@hks.harvard.edu


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Job Market Paper

Learning About a Warming World: Attention and Adaptation in Agriculture
Abstract | PDF | Survey Instruments | World Bank Blog


Working Papers

Floods
[Online Interactive Guide: How to Measure Floods from Space]
Abstract | PDF

What Jobs Come to Mind? Stereotypes About Fields of Study
(with John J. Conlon)
Abstract | PDF | Coverage

A Rosetta Stone for Human Capital
(with Justin Sandefur)
Abstract | PDF | Coverage


Work in Progress

Risk Sharing and Adaptation to Environmental Threats
Abstract

Marriage Markets and the Gender Pay Gap
Abstract

Women's Urban Mobility Barriers: Evidence from Delhi's Free Public Transport Policy
(with Girija Borker and Gabriel Kreindler)
Abstract


Publications

Texts Don't Nudge: An Adaptive Trial to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in India
(with Girija Bahety, Sebastian Bauhoff, and James Potter)
Journal of Development Economics (2021)
Abstract | PDF | Replication Materials

The New Era of Unconditional Convergence
(with Arvind Subramanian and Justin Sandefur)
Journal of Development Economics (2021)
Abstract | PDF | Replication Materials | Coverage


Teaching

Syllabus for my class on the economics of gender inequality
PDF


Other

Bangladesh Data Resources
Bangladesh Labor Force Survey 2016-17


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