Suresh Naidu
Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Columbia University/SIPA


sn2430 |at| columbia |dot| edu



My CV is here


Completed Papers

Worker Mobility in a Global Labor Market: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates with Yaw Nyarko and Shing-Yi Wang.

Democracy Does Cause Growth with Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo, and James Robinson.

Democracy, Redistribution, and Inequality with Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo, and James Robinson.

When the Levee Breaks: Black Migration and Economic Development in the American South with Richard Hornbeck
March 2014, American Economic Review

Book Review of "The Thousand Year Flood" by David Welky
August 2013, Journal of Economic History

Political Polarization and the Dynamics of Political Language: Evidence from 130 Years of Partisan Speech with Jacob Jensen, Ethan Kaplan, and Laurence Wilse-Samson
February 2013, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity.

Suffrage, Schooling, and Sorting in the Post-Bellum U.S. South

Coercive Contract Enforcement:Law and the Labor Market in 19th Century Industrial Britain (with Noam Yuchtman)
February 2013 American Economic Review.

Seeing Like a Moneylender: A review of "Debt: The First 5000 Years"
August 2012 Journal of Global History.

Bases, Bullets, and Ballots: The Effect of U.S. Military Aid on Political Conflict in Colombia (with Oeindrila Dube)
Conditionally Accepted, Journal of Politics.
An exchange with Andrew Gelman over this paper is here
An interview in El Espectador about the U.S. aid to Colombia is here
A column in Slate about this paper is here

Coups, Corporations, and Classified Information (with Arin Dube and Ethan Kaplan)
Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2011
A column in Slate about this paper is here.

Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, Samuel Bowles, Tom Hertz, Adrian Bell, Jan Beise, Greg Clark, Ila Fazzio, Michael Gurven, Kim Hill, Paul L. Hooper, William Irons, Hillard Kaplan, Donna Leonetti, Bobbi Low, Frank Marlowe, Richard McElreath, Suresh Naidu, David Nolin, Patrizio Piraino, Rob Quinlan, Eric Schniter, Rebecca Sear, Mary Shenk, Eric Alden Smith, Christopher von Rueden, and Polly Wiessner
Science October 2009.

Recruitment Restrictions and Labor Markets: Evidence from the Post-Bellum U.S. South
Journal of Labor Economics April 2010.

Economic Determinants of Land Invasions (with Danny Hidalgo, Simeon Nichter, and Neal Richardson)
Review of Economics and Statistics August 2010.

The Price of Fertility: Marriage Market Effects of A Family Planning Experiment in Bangladesh (with Raj Arunachalam)

Evolutionary Bargaining with Intentional Idiosyncratic Play (with Sung-Ha Hwang and Samuel Bowles)
Economics Letters 2010

The Economic Impacts of a Citywide Minimum Wage (with Arin Dube and Michael Reich)
Industrial and Labor Relations Review 2007 Suresh Naidu