Mohit Karnani

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About Me

I am a PhD Candidate in Economics and Statistics at MIT, advised by Esther Duflo and Parag Pathak.

I fancy topics related to Development Economics, Empirical IO/Market Design, and Education/Labor Economics. Additionally, I am interested in Econometrics.

Previously, I was an Instructor at Universidad de Chile. I also worked at The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Microsoft Research as a Predoctoral Fellow.

Curriculum Vitae

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Effects of a Large-Scale Social Media Advertising Campaign on Holiday Travel and COVID-19 Infections: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Nature Medicine, 2021

(with E. Breza, F. C. Stanford, M. Alsan, B. Alsan, A. Banerjee, A. G. Chandrasekhar, S. Eichmeyer, T. Glushko, P. Goldsmith-Pinkham, K. Holland, E. Hoppe, S. Liegel, T. Loisel, L. Ogbu-Nwobodo, B. Olken, C. Torres, P. Vautrey, E. Warner, S. Wootton, and E. Duflo)

Effect of Physician-Delivered COVID-19 Public Health Messages and Messages Acknowledging Racial Inequity on Black and White Adults’ Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices Related to COVID-19: A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Network Open, 2021

(with C. Torres, L. Ogbu-Nwobodo, M. Alsan, F. C. Stanford, A. Banerjee, E. Breza, A. G. Chandrasekhar, S. Eichmeyer, T. Loisel, P. Goldsmith-Pinkham, B. Olken, P. Vautrey, E. Warner and E. Duflo)

Sudden Stops of Capital Flows: Do Foreign Assets Behave Differently from Foreign Liabilities?

Journal of International Money and Finance, 2019

(with M. Agosin and J. Diaz)

Impact Evaluation of a Freshmen Remedial Math Program: A Regression Discontinuity Approach

Experiencias de Innovacion Docente, 2017

(in Spanish)

Working Papers

Aftermarket Frictions and the Cost of Off-Platform Options in Centralized Assignment Mechanisms

R&R at Journal of Political Economy

(with A. Kapor and C. Neilson)

Screening and Recruiting Talent At Teacher Colleges Using Pre-College Academic Achievement


(with F. Calle, S. Gallegos and C. Neilson)

Expiring Budgets and Dynamic Competition in Year-End Public Auctions: Theory and Evidence from Chile

Freshmen Teachers and College Major Choice: Evidence from a Random Assignment in Chile

Labor Shakes: Mid Run Effects of a Large Earthquake on Regional Unemployment

Work in Progress

Foreign Classmates and Student Outcomes: Evidence from Venezuelan Refugee Migration Waves

(with D. Paz)

Elite Colleges and Long Run Residential Sorting: Evidence from Centralized College Choice

Noise-Robust Change-in-Changes Estimation

RCTs meet Market Design: Treatment Effects and Spillovers under Interference in Matching Markets

Rational and Adaptive Expectations in School Choice: Evidence from Intertemporal College Admission Cutoffs

Local Cash Transfers, Price Adjustments and Competition: Evidence from a Market-Level Randomized Controlled Trial

(with C. Martinez and J. Tessada)


MAC205 - Introduction to Macroeconomics


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MEM155 - Mathematical Methods II

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ECO105 - Introduction to Economics

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