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
  • Blog post

    Informing youth about job opportunities to make training programmes more effective

    Launched in 2014 by the central government, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Garmeen Kaushalya Yojana seeks to provide skills-based training to rural, marginalised youth, and to place them in salaried jobs. Based on an experiment conducted in Bihar and Jharkhand, this article shows that providing detailed information about the programme and prospective jobs to the trainees, helps align...

    20 May 2021 | Wiji Arulampalam, Bhaskar Chakravorty, Clément Imbert, Roland Rathelot

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Making training programmes more effective: Evidence from the DDU-GKY programme in India

    To tackle youth unemployment, the Indian government implements large-scale training programmes combined with job placement. The effectiveness of these programmes is hampered by high drop-out rates.

    18 May 2021 | Bhaskar Chakravorty, Wiji Arulampalam, Clément Imbert, 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