Gauri Kartini Shastry


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Working Papers

  • Crowd-out in School-based Health Interventions: Evidence from India's Midday Meals Program
    (with Jim Berry, Saurabh Mehta, Priya Mukherjee, and Hannah Ruebeck) (Online Appendix)
    (revision requested, Journal of Public Economics)

  • The Curse of Plenty: Early Childhood Roots of the Rise in Chronic Disease (with Sheetal Sekhri)
    (revision requested, The Economic Journal)

  • Effective Foreign Aid: Evidence from Gavi's Vaccine Program (with Dan Tortorice)


    Work in Progress

  • Evaluating the Effect of Financial Literacy Workshops for Migrant Mineworkers in South Africa
    (with Shawn Cole and Jeremy Shapiro)

  • Why She Didn't Just Leave: The Effect of Nuisance Ordinances on Domestic Violence
    (with Emily Moss)



  • Luck or Skill: How Women and Men Respond to Noisy Feedback (with Olga Shurchkov and Lingjun Lotus Xia)
    Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 88, 2020, 101592. (Online Appendix)

  • Implementation and Effects of India's National School-based Iron Supplementation Program
    (with Jim Berry, Saurabh Mehta, Priya Mukherjee, and Hannah Ruebeck)
    Journal of Development Economics 144(C), 2020, 102428. (with Online Appendix)

  • Financial Education for Female Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore (with Rashmi Barua and Dean Yang)
    Economics of Education Review 78, 2020, 101920. (Evaluation Summary; with Online Appendix)

  • Water Quality Awareness and Breastfeeding: Evidence of Health Behavior Change in Bangladesh
    (with Pinar Keskin and Helen Willis)
    Review of Economics and Statistics 99(2), 2017, pp. 265-280. (Online Appendix)

  • High School Curriculum and Financial Outcomes: The Impact of Mandated Personal Finance and Mathematics Courses (with Shawn Cole and Anna Paulson)
    Journal of Human Resources 51(3), 2016, pp. 656-698. (with Online Appendix)

  • Smart Money? The Effect of Education on Financial Outcomes (with Shawn Cole and Anna Paulson)
    The Review of Financial Studies 27(7), 2014, pp. 2022-2051. (with Online Appendix)

  • Human Capital Response to Globalization: Education and Information Technology in India
    Journal of Human Resources 47(2), 2012, pp. 287-330. (Downloadable Working Paper with Online Appendix)

  • Grain Inflation: Identifying Agent Discretion in Response to a Conditional School Nutrition Program (with Leigh Linden)
    Journal of Development Economics 99(1), 2012, pp.128-138. (Downloadable Working Paper and Online Appendix)

  • Taken with a Grain of Salt? Micronutrient Fortification in South Asia (with Jim Berry and Priya Mukherjee)
    CESifo Economic Studies 58(2), 2012, pp. 422-449.

  • How Much of Income Variation is Explained by Health?  (with David N. Weil)
    Journal of the European Economic Association 1(2-3), April-May 2003, pp. 387-96.