Working Papers

AI, firms and wages: Evidence from India

We examine the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on hiring and wages in service sector firms, using a novel dataset of vacancy posts from India’s largest jobs website. We first document a rapid rise in demand for machine learning (ML) skills …

The Role of Market Structure and Timing in Determining VAT Pass-Through

We examine the role of market characteristics and timing in explaining observed heterogeneity in VAT pass-through. We first extend existing theory to characterize the roles of imperfect competition and product differentiation, then investigate these …

Inputs, networks and quality-upgrading: Evidence from China in India

This paper exploits China’s accession to the WTO to investigate the propagation of a supply shock across the Indian production network. Consistent with a model of multi-product manufacturers gaining access to higher-quality components, a fall in …