Roland Rathelot

Roland Rathelot is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics in 2010. His current research is on the evaluation of labour market policies, unemployment insurance, ethnic differentials on the labor market, and residential segregation. He is also a research affiliate at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and an external research fellow at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM).

Content by Roland Rathelot
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Do taxes affect firm-to-firm trade? Evidence from India

    Intra-national trade costs are large in developing countries; gains from better integration of supply chains within these countries are potentially substantial. This study considers how the Value Added Tax (VAT) affects intra-national firm-to-firm trade in the state of West Bengal, India. Using rich data on the universe of the 180,000 firms paying taxes in the state...

    8 Jan 2020 | Lucie Gadenne, Tushar Nandi, Roland Rathelot

  • Project

    Improving skills in Bihar: How to reduce drop-out rates from training programmes?

    India, like other developing countries, suffers from low productivity of labour (Bloom et al. 2014). Training the labour force is the primary policy to increase skills and labour productivity. However, the literature has shown that designing successful training programmes is difficult (Blattman and Ralston 2016, McKenzie 2017). In many instances, they suffer from low...

    16 Dec 2019 | Roland Rathelot, Wiji Arulampalam, Bhaskar Chakravorty, Clément Imbert

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Taxation and supplier networks: Evidence from India

    20 Sep 2019 | Lucie Gadenne, Tushar Nandi, Roland Rathelot

  • Project

    Upgrading sanitation in informal settlements in Lusaka

    Despite significant investments by governments, international donors and NGOs in bringing sanitation to low-income communities, the adoption of improved sanitation by low-income households has remained stubbornly low. Building on a recent but flourishing literature stressing the importance of social networks on influencing individuals’ behaviour, this study will address...

    14 Mar 2016 | Mũthoni Ngatia, William Parienté, Roland Rathelot