Aprajit Mahajan

Aprajit Mahajan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. He was formerly Assistant Professor at Stanford University. His research interests are in the fields of econometric theory, development, and applied econometrics.

Content by Aprajit Mahajan
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Enforcement in Value Added Tax: Is third party verification effective?

    14 Jun 2018 | Aprajit Mahajan, Shekhar Mittal

  • Project

    Judicial institutions and economic development: Examining micro-evidence from India

    The questions examining the relationship between a country’s legal environment and its economic outcomes are important. These are motivated by theories linking judicial efficiency and economic outcomes as developed under the new institutional economics (North, 1990 and Williamson, 1995). First, as a regulator, the judiciary is responsible for enforcing the rules of law....

    26 Oct 2017 | Aprajit Mahajan

  • Project

    Where’s value? Using VAT data to improve compliance

    In India, the low Value Added Tax (VAT) compliance of firms has been a persistent problem in raising public revenue. With the use of a large dataset – the universe of VAT transactions in the state of Delhi over the last five years -- this project addressed the issue of Indian firms’ evasion of VAT. Using the dataset, researchers evaluated the impact of an...

    14 Aug 2017 | Aprajit Mahajan

  • Project

    Marriage institutions and human capital investments: Experimental evidence from Pakistan

    Gender bias against girls is pervasive in South Asia. For instance, The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are “missing” in the sense that they would be alive in a world without gender discrimination. The vast majority of these “missing” girls are from Asia.  Even after they are born, girls continue to face significant discrimination -- they are...

    4 Sep 2015 | Aprajit Mahajan, Leonardo Bursztyn, Manisha Shah

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Does management matter? Evidence from India (Working Paper)

    1 Dec 2010 | Nick Bloom, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie, John Roberts

  • Project

    Making good management stick: Evidence from India

    A long-standing question in social science is to what extent differences in management cause differences in firm performance. To investigate this we ran a management field experiment on large Indian textile firms. We provided free consulting on modern management practices to a randomly chosen set of treatment plants and compared their performance to the control plants....

    1 Mar 2010 | Nick Bloom, Aprajit Mahajan, David McKenzie, John Roberts