Journal articles

Does education improve health? Evidence from Indonesia, Journal of Development Studies, 53(9), 1358-1375, 2017. Download; Working Paper

Do Islamic banks shift from mark-up to equity financing when their contracting environments are improved? (with Nafis Alam), Applied Economics Letters, 24(8), 545-548, 2017. Download; Working Paper

What happen to children’s education when their parents emigrate? Evidence from Sri Lanka (with Vengadeshvaran Sarma), International Journal of Educational Development, 46, 94-102, 2016. Download; Working Paper

Does the three-point rule make soccer more exciting? Evidence from a regression discontinuity design (with Lee Yoong Hon), Journal of Sports Economics, 17(4), 377-395, 2016. Download (open access); Working Paper

Children and maternal migration: Evidence from exogenous variations in family size (with Vengadeshvaran Sarma), Applied Economics Letters, 22(15), 1184-1187, 2015. Download; Working Paper

The effects of the intensity, timing, and persistence of personal history of mobility on support for redistribution (with Andrew Dabalen and Saumik Paul), Economics of Transition, 23(3), 565-595, 2015. Download; Working Paper

Does education empower women? Evidence from Indonesia (with Shanika Samarakoon), World Development, 66, 428-442, 2015. Download (open access); Working Paper

Do children spend too much time in schools? Evidence from a longer school year in Indonesia, Economics of Education Review, 41, 89-104, 2014. Download (open access); Working Paper

Family hardship and the growth of micro and small firms in Indonesia, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 50(1), 53-73, 2014. Download (open access); Working Paper

Bank ownership and efficiency in the aftermath of financial crises: Evidence from Indonesia (with Yohanes E. Riyanto), Review of Development Economics, 18(1), 93-106, 2014. Download (open access); Working Paper

Trade liberalization, FTAs and the value of firms: Stock market evidence from Singapore (with Shandre M. Thangavelu), Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 22(6), 924-941, 2013. Download; Working Paper

The effect of publishing hospital charges on healthcare costs: Evidence from Singapore, Empirical Economics Letters, 12(5), 521-526, 2013. Download; Working Paper

The impact of the strategic sale of restructured banks: Evidence from Indonesia (with Yohanes E. Riyanto), World Development, 40(3), 446–457, 2012. Download; Working Paper

Cross-border M&A inflows and quality of country governance: Developing vs. developed countries (with Jung Hur and Yohanes E. Riyanto), Pacific Economic Review, 16(3), 638–655, 2011. Download; Working Paper

Do banks respond to capital requirements? Evidence from Indonesia (with Yohanes E. Riyanto), Applied Financial Economics, 21(9), 651-663, 2011. Download; Working Paper