Exporting and firm performance: Evidence from a randomized experiment.” 

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2017, (132.2) ,551-615 
with David Atkin and Amit Khandelwal, (Editor’s Choice) 


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Forbes, Council of Economic Advisors, Bloomberg, Trade Talks Podcast


The Dangers of the Double-Bottom Line: A Poverty Targeting Experiment Misses Both Targetswith Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman, accepted at Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

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“Increasing Financial Inclusion in the Muslim World: Evidence from an Islamic Finance Marketing Experiment”
The World Bank Economic Review, 2021, (35.2), 376-397

with Dean Karlan and Nour Shammout,

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Measuring Productivity: Lessons from Tailored Surveys and Productivity Benchmarking.”
AEA: Papers and Proceedings, 2019, (109), 444-449
with David Atkin and Amit Khandelwal,

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Follow the money not the cash: Comparing methods for identifying consumption and investment responses to a liquidity shock 
Journal of Development Economics, 2016, (121), 11-23
with Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman
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Bank-Insured RoSCA for Microfinance:
Experimental Evidence in Poor Egyptian Villages

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2014,S56-73 
with Mahmoud El-Gamal, Mohamed El-Komi and Dean Karlan


Working Papers

“The Demand for Mobility: Evidence from an Experiment with Uber Riderswith Peter Christensen, (October 2021) Reject and Resubmit at Journal of Political Economy


“Is It Who You Are or What You Get? Comparing the Impacts of Loans and Grants for Microenterprise Development
with Bruno Crepon and Mohamed El Komi, (Feb 2022) Revised and Resubmitted to American Economic Journal: Applied Economics


“Discrimination Against Women in Hiring
with Jamin Speer and Andrew Weaver, (December 2021)


Connections, Referrals, and Hiring Outcomes: Evidence from an Egyptian Establishment Survey
with Jamin Speer and Andrew Weaver, (March 2021) revised and resubmitted to Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization


“What Do Jobseekers Want? Comparing Methods to Estimate Reservation Wages and the Value of Job Attributes” with Brian Feld and Abdelrahman Nagy, (October 2020)

“Overcoming Youth Unemployment in Egypt: Randomized Evaluations Showcase the Promise of Active Labor Market Programs” with Ahmed El-Sayed and Kevin Hempel (October 2018)



“Occupational Choice under Credit and Information Constraints” (Dormant, January 2014)


Works in Progress

“Intensifying Employment Support” with Bruno Crépon and Reham Rizk

“Improving Labor Market Outcomes with Job Fairs” with Bruno Crépon and Mona Said

“Supply vs. Demand in E-Commerce” with Aidan Coville and Caio Piza

“Expanding Access to Finance through Micro-Equity” with Kareem Haggag