Haimanti Bhattacharya

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Abstract: This study attempts to measure discriminatory preferences using a field experiment in an established matrimonial market in India. Indian marriages exhibit strong marital segregation along caste lines, and grooms typically advertise their income in matrimonial advertisements. This combination yields an ideal opportunity to measure discriminatory(More)
College women are at a high risk of sexual assault. Although programs that aim to change bystander behaviors have been shown to be potentially effective in preventing sexual assault on campuses in the United States, little is known about bystander behaviors outside of the United States. The purpose of this study was to explore and compare factors affecting(More)
Members of the thrush family (Turdidae) are renowned for a quite melodious but nevertheless complex mode of singing. Such holds true also for the Oriental Magpie Robin (Copsychus saularis) that settles in some tropical regions of Asia. We have studied the territorial singing of this species in the area of Biratnagar (Nepal), and present a list of first(More)
This paper presents an empirical study of population growth and environmental change using cross-sectional district-level data from South, Central and West India. Environmental change is measured using a satellite-based “greenness” index. Unlike prior work, the analysis treats population and environmental change as jointly determined, distinguishes between(More)
Recent discoveries have led scholars to search for behavioral mechanisms that can enforce contracts. Exploiting a pre-existing status hierarchy, we conduct a field experiment to analyze if preferences for social status can ameliorate hidden information problem. We observe that extreme status inequality often triggers trade breakdown although the analysis(More)
This paper presents an empirical analysis of the relationship between rural poverty and environmental change using district-level data from South, Central and West India. Unlike prior works, this study puts the hypothesis of bi-directional link between poverty and environment to systematic econometric test by accounting for the joint endogeneity of poverty(More)
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