Aashish Mehta

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Associate Professor

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

United States

http://www.global.ucsb.edu/people/aashish-mehta

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1.

Manufacturing Matters…But It's the Jobs That Count

This paper extends a title by the same name, released in November 2014 as Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 420
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 03 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2017
Jesus Felipe, Aashish Mehta and Changyong Rhee
Asian Development Bank, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Asia and Pacific Department
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deindustrialization; industrialization; manufacturing; manufacturing labor productivity; structural transformation; globalization.

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Will Studying Economics Make You Rich? A Regression Discontinuity Analysis of the Returns to College Major

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 May 2020
Zachary Bleemer and Aashish Mehta
University of California - Department of Economics and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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Economics of Education, College Major, Higher Education

Education and the Journey to the Core: Path Dependence or Leapfrogging?

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Jul 2014
Aashish Mehta and Jesus Felipe
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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Core, Density, Diversification, Education, Leapfrogging, path dependence, Periphery, Revealed comparative advantage

Education and the Journey to the Core: Path-Dependence or Leapfrogging?

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 395
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 14 Aug 2014
Aashish Mehta and Jesus Felipe
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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core, density, diversification, education, leapfrogging, path-dependence, periphery, revealed comparative advantage

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Overeducation in Developing Economies: How Can We Test for It, and What Does It Mean?

Economics of Education Review, Vol. 30(6), pp. 1334 - 1347, 2011
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank
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Returns to education; human capital, economic development

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Effects of Trade and Services Liberalization on Wage Inequality in India

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 268
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Aashish Mehta and Rana Hasan
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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Trade Liberalization, Services Liberalization, Inequality India, India, IND, Economics Working Paper No. 268

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The Economics and Feasibility of Electricity Generation Using Manure Digesters on Small and Mid-Size Dairy Farms

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 01 Aug 2015
Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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When Development Is Not Enough: Inequality, Structural Change, and Violence Against Women

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 31 Jul 2015
Alison Brysk and Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Global and International Studies Program and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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Is Only Fair Lovely in Indian Politics? Consequences of Skin Color in a Survey Experiment in Delhi

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Feb 2016
Amit Ahuja, Susan Ostermann and Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), University of California, Berkeley, Students and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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Elections, India, Caste, Dalit, Candidates, Representation, Skin Color, Political Mobilization, Survey Experiments, Poor

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Does Industry Affiliation Influence Wages? Evidence from Indonesia and the Asian Financial Crisis

World Development, Vol. 51, pp. 47-61, 2013
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 16 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta and Sun Wei
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
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Inter‐industry wage differential; competitive labor market; Indonesia; financial crisis; employment

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Pilferage from Opaque Food Subsidy Programs: Theory and Evidence

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta and Shikha Jha
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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Pilferage, corruption, transfer program, food subsidy, transparency, opacity, Philippines, targeting

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Deindustrialization? A Global Perspective

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Nov 2017
Jesus Felipe and Aashish Mehta
Asian Development Bank and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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deindustrialization; industrialization; globalization; manufacturing jobs; labor productivity; structural transformation

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Gendered Employment Trends and the Female College Boom

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Vedant Koppera and Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Economics, Students and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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skill premium, employment composition, gender, services, United States

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Does Global Good Citizenship Begin at Home? Domestic Gender Equity and Humanitarian Foreign Policy

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 22 May 2012
Alison Brysk and Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Global and International Studies Program and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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Gender equity, human rights, constructivist approaches

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Subsidized Food Distribution with Variable Service Quality: A Revealed Preference Approach

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Aashish Mehta, Shikha Jha and Pilipinas Quising
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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food subsidy, quality, Philippines, demand, revealed preference

15.

Incomplete Property Rights, Exposure to Markets and the Provision of Environmental Services in China

Environment for Development, Discussion Paper
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Michael T. Bennett, Aashish Mehta and Jintao Xu
Peking University, College of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Peking University
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Asia, China, agriculture, forestry, environmental services, property rights

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The Effects of Labor Regulation on Firms and Exports: Theory and Evidence from Indian Apparel

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Nov 2017
Asha Sundaram, Aashish Mehta and Rana Hasan
University of Cape Town (UCT), University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Asian Development Bank
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firms, labor regulation, exporters, India

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Research Diversification and Impact: The Case of National Nanoscientific Development

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 25 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2015
Aashish Mehta, Patrick Herron, Cong Cao and Timothy Lenoir
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Duke University, University of Nottingham - School of Contemporary Chinese Studies and Duke University
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Diversification; specialization; impact; nanotechnology; nanoscience; developmental state

18.

Economic Liberalization and Rising College Premiums in Mexico: A Reinterpretation

World Development, Vol. 40(9), pp.1908 - 1920, 2012
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta and Belinda Acuna
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics
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Skill premium; employment composition; trade liberalization; Services; Latin America; Mexico

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Does Global Good Citizenship Begin at Home? Sexual Equality and Humanitarian Foreign Policy

Journal of Peace Research, Volume 51, Issue 1, January 2014
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 31 Jul 2015
Alison Brysk and Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Global and International Studies Program and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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Will This Get Me a Job? Gender, Employment and College Attainment, Before and After the Mancession.

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Nov 2017
Vedant Koppera and Aashish Mehta
University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Economics, Students and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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Women, Men, College Premium, College Attainment, Employment, Occupation

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Is Employment Globalizing?

Asian Development Bank Economics Working Paper Series No. 556 (September, 2018)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 22 Feb 2019
Nankai University, Asian Development Bank, National University of Malaysia (UKM) - Institute of Malaysian and International Studies and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
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employment, export induced, globalization, tradable goods, trade-linked employment

22.

Globalization and De-Globalization in Nanotechnology Research: The Role of China

Scientometrics, Vol. 93(2), pp. 439-458, 2012
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 31 Jul 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Duke University, University of Kansas - Geography & Atmospheric Science Department, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Duke University
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international collaboration, diffusion, interconnectedness, nanotechnology, China, indigenous innovation

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Self‐Targeted Food Subsidies and Voice: Evidence from the Philippines

Food Policy, Vol. 41, pp. 204-217, 2013
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 31 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta, Shikha Jha and Pilipinas Quising
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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food subsidy, targeting, geographic targeting, voice, Philippines, National Food Authority

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Labor Regulations, Employment and Wages: Evidence from India's Apparel Sector

Asian Economic Policy Review, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 70-90, 2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Jan 2017
Rana Hasan, Aashish Mehta and Asha Sundaram
Asian Development Bank, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of Cape Town (UCT)
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Apparel industry, firm size distribution, formal and informal sectors, inclusive growth, India, labor regulation

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Where Have All the Educated Workers Gone? Services and Wage Inequality in Three Asian Economies

Metroeconomica, Vol. 64, Issue 3, pp. 466-497, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 06 Jun 2013
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank, Asian Development Bank - Economic Research and Asian Development Bank - Economic Research
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Power Sector Reform in Central Asia: Observations on the Diverse Experiences of Some Formerly Soviet Republics and Mongolia

Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 15, pp. 218-234, 2007 doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2005.12.013
Posted: 05 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta, H. Satish Rao and Anil Terway
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank

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Under-Representation of Disadvantaged Classes in Colleges: What Do the Data Tell Us?

Economic and Political Weekly (of India), September 2, 2006
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Rana Hasan and Aashish Mehta
Asian Development Bank and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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Why Do Diplomas Pay? An Expanded Mincerian Specification Applied to Mexico

Applied Economics, Vol. 40, No. 24, 2008 DOI: 10.1080/00036840600994120
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta and Hector J. Villarreal
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

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Diploma Effect, Sheepskin, Mexico, Return to Education

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Understanding the Coffee Crisis: What can We Learn from Price Dynamics?

Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 85, No. 1-2, 2008 DOI:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2006.07.006
Posted: 14 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Aashish Mehta and Jean-Paul Chavas
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University of Wisconsin

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Commodity price agreement, Coffee crisis, Hysteresis, Price dynamics

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Price Dynamics in a Vertical Sector: The Case of Butter

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 86, No. 4, pp. 1078-1093, November 2004 DOI: 10.1111/j.0002-9092.2004.00654.x
Posted: 11 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2015
Jean-Paul Chavas and Aashish Mehta
University of Wisconsin and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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