Melanie Morten |Morton  


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Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Stanford University

memorten [at] stanford [dot] edu

Working Papers

“The Effects of Roads on Trade and Migration: Evidence from a Planned Capital City” (December 2016). With Jaqueline Oliveira.
[NBER Working Paper, earlier version]

“Temporary Migration and Endogenous Risk Sharing in Village India"” (December 2015). Revision Resubmitted.
[NBER Working Paper]

“Development and the Spatial Allocation of Labor: Evidence from Indonesia” (June 2015). With Gharad Bryan.


“A Personal Touch in Text Message Can Improve Loan Repayment,” Behavioral Science and Policy Review, 2016. With Dean Karlan and Jonathan Zinman.

“Remittances and the Brain Drain Revisted: The Microdata Show That More Educated Migrants Remit More,” World Bank Economic Review Review, 2010. With Albert Bollard, David McKenzie and Hillel Rapoport.

“The Remitting Patterns of African Migrants in the OECD,” Journal of African Economies, 2010. With Albert Bollard and David McKenzie.

Selected work in progress

"The long-run effects of roads: Evidence from planned capital cities" with Jaqueline Oliveira


"Seasonal Migration and Risk Sharing in Bangladesh" with Costas Meghir, Mushfiq Mobarak and Corina Mommaerts

Projects in the field

“The demand for foreign exchange loans in Armenia” With Joe Kaboski and Aram Deryzan.
Status: Pilot in progress (March 2016)

“Evaluating the Dar e Salaam BRT system” With Gharad Bryan and Bilal Siddiqi
Status: Baseline complete (January 2016)

“Seasonal migration in Indonesia” With Gharad Bryan, Shyamal Chadhury and Mushfiq Mobarak
Status: Pilot complete (January 2016)