Associate Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College; Co-founder, Development Data Lab
Paul Novosad is Associate Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and cofounder of Development Data Lab. Development Data Lab works with governments, firms, and civil society organizations to generate policy-relevant knowledge and open data from information age sources like satellites, and private and government sector data exhaust. Some of his recent projects have focused on judicial bias in India, the impacts of India's large-scale rural roads program, the impacts of mineral sector development, and on measuring intergenerational mobility in developing countries.
Recent work by Paul Novosad
The long-run development impacts of agricultural productivity gains: Evidence from irrigation canals in India
Evidence from canals in India shows that labour mobility is a key adjustment channel to agricultural growth
Road connectivity leads to workers moving out of agriculture and improvements in education but no substantial effects on income, assets or consumption
Increases in local mineral wealth raise both the likelihood of criminally charged politicians entering office and asset accumulation among incumbents