Manisha Shah

UCLA

Professor

Department of Public Policy

Los Angeles , CA 90095-1656

United States

http://luskin.ucla.edu/person/manisha-shah

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1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Scholarly Papers (28)

Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 19 Jul 2014
Scott Cunningham and Manisha Shah
Baylor University and UCLA
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Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health

NBER Working Paper No. w20281
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2021
Scott Cunningham and Manisha Shah
Baylor University and UCLA
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Impact Evaluation of a Large-Scale Rural Sanitation Project in Indonesia

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6360
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Lisa A. Cameron, Manisha Shah and Susan Olivia
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, UCLA and Monash University
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Health Monitoring & Evaluation, Hygiene Promotion and Social Marketing, Housing & Human Habitats, Disease Control & Prevention, Early Child and Children's Health

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Handedness, Health and Cognitive Development: Evidence from Children in the NLSY

IZA Discussion Paper No. 4774
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Monash University, affiliation not provided to SSRN, UCLA and University of Melbourne - Department of Economics
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handedness, children, health, cognitive development, family fixed-effects

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Handedness, Time Use and Early Childhood Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2752
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Apr 2007
Monash University, UCLA and University of Melbourne - Department of Economics
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handedness, child development, child time use, parental characteristics

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Risk-Taking Behavior in the Wake of Natural Disasters

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6756
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Lisa A. Cameron and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and UCLA
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natural disasters, risk aversion, development

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Scaling Up Sanitation: Evidence from an RCT in Indonesia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10619
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 26 Mar 2017
Lisa A. Cameron and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and UCLA
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impact evaluation, sanitation, scale up, development, health

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Initial Conditions Matter: Social Capital and Participatory Development

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Dec 2015
Lisa A. Cameron, Susan Olivia and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Monash University - Department of Econometrics & Business Statistics and UCLA
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Participatory development, sanitation, social capital, economic development, Indonesia

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Initial Conditions Matter: Social Capital and Participatory Development

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9563
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Lisa A. Cameron, Susan Olivia and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Monash University and UCLA
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participatory development, social capital, sanitation, economic development, Indonesia

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Can Mistargeting Destroy Social Capital and Stimulate Crime? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Program in Indonesia

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6736
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Jul 2012
Lisa A. Cameron and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and UCLA
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cash transfer programs, crime, mistargeting, social capital

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The Prostitute's Allure: Examining Returns to Beauty, Productivity and Discrimination

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5064
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Jul 2010
Raj Arunachalam and Manisha Shah
Bates White and UCLA
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beauty premium, discrimination, sex markets

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Child Undernutrition Following the Introduction of a Large-Scale Toilet Construction Campaign in India

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Oct 2019
Parvati Singh, Manisha Shah and Tim Bruckner
University of California, Irvine - Program in Public Health, UCLA and University of California, Irvine
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child undernutrition, sanitation, open defecation, India, stunting, quasi-experiment

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Intra-Household Resource Allocation: Do Parents Reduce or Reinforce Child Cognitive Ability Gaps?

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5153
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 30 Aug 2010
Queensland University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University, UCLA and University of Melbourne - Department of Economics
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children, cognitive ability, parental investment, handedness

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Early Child Development and Maternal Labor Force Participation: Using Handedness as an Instrument

IZA Discussion Paper No. 3537
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 16 Jun 2008
Queensland University of Technology - School of Economics and Finance, Monash University, UCLA and University of Melbourne - Department of Economics
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maternal labor force participation, child development, handedness

Aggregate Effects from Public Works: Evidence from India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13710
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Sep 2020
C. Justin Cook and Manisha Shah
University of California, Merced - School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts and UCLA
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NREGS, aggregate output

Aggregate Effects from Public Works: Evidence from India

NBER Working Paper No. w27395
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 09 May 2022
C. Justin Cook and Manisha Shah
University of California, Merced - School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts and UCLA
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Unintended Consequences of Lockdowns: Covid-19 and the Shadow Pandemic

NBER Working Paper No. w27562
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2022
Saravana Ravindran and Manisha Shah
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and UCLA
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Financial Incentives and Other Nudges Do Not Increase Covid-19 Vaccinations Among the Vaccine Hesitant

NBER Working Paper No. w29403
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 25 Oct 2021 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2021
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business - Finance and Business Economics Department, University of Southern California, UCLA, Contra Costa Health Services and Contra Costa Health Services
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Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w19140
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 21 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 20 Apr 2022
Manisha Shah and Bryce Millett
UCLA and Harvard University
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Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long-Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9440
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 02 Nov 2015
Manisha Shah and Bryce Millett
UCLA and Harvard University
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human capital investment

Crimes against Morality: Unintended Consequences of Criminalizing Sex Work

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 21/20
Number of pages: 87 Posted: 07 Jan 2021
Lisa A. Cameron, Jennifer Seager and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, George Washington University and UCLA
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Crimes Against Morality: Unintended Consequences of Criminalizing Sex Work

IZA Discussion Paper No. 13784
Number of pages: 86 Posted: 13 Oct 2020
Lisa A. Cameron, Jennifer Seager and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, George Washington University and UCLA
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sex work, criminalization, sexually-transmitted infections, Indonesia

Crimes Against Morality: Unintended Consequences of Criminalizing Sex Work

NBER Working Paper No. w27846
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2022
Lisa A. Cameron, Jennifer Seager and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, George Washington University and UCLA
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Workfare and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from India

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9486
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 16 Nov 2015
Manisha Shah and Bryce Millett
UCLA and Harvard University
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human capital investment, workfare programs

Workfare and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from India

NBER Working Paper No. w21543
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 14 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 14 May 2022
Manisha Shah and Bryce Millett
UCLA and Harvard University
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Risk-Taking Behavior in the Wake of Natural Disasters

NBER Working Paper No. w19534
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 18 May 2022
Lisa A. Cameron and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research and UCLA
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Face Value: Information and Signaling in an Illegal Market

NBER Working Paper No. w14841
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 13 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2022
Trevon Logan and Manisha Shah
Ohio State University and UCLA
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Crimes Against Morality: Unintended Consequence of Criminalizing Sex Work

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 84 Posted: 24 Nov 2020
Lisa A. Cameron, Jennifer Seager and Manisha Shah
University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, George Washington University and UCLA
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sex work, criminalization, sexually-transmitted infections, Indonesia.

Women's Well-Being During a Pandemic and its Containment

NBER Working Paper No. w29121
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 09 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2022
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Stanford University and University of Chicago
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Women's Well-Being During a Pandemic and its Containment

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP16424
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Sep 2021
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Stanford University and University of Chicago
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COVID-19, Depression, gender, India, mental health, nutrition

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How Does Health Promotion Work? Evidence from the Dirty Business of Eliminating Open Defecation

NBER Working Paper No. w20997
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 16 May 2022
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, UCLA, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, University of Melbourne - Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness and University of California, Berkeley
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Human Capital Investment in the Presence of Child Labor

NBER Working Paper No. w27241
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 26 May 2020 Last Revised: 31 Jan 2022
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), New York University (NYU), UCLA and Brown University
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The Right to Education Act: Trends in Enrollment, Test Scores, and School Quality

NBER Working Paper No. w25608
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 04 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2021
Manisha Shah and Bryce Steinberg
UCLA and Brown University
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Sex Work and Infection: What's Law Enforcement Got to Do With It?

Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 54, November 2011
Posted: 31 Dec 2010
Paul J. Gertler and Manisha Shah
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business and UCLA

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regulation, health, sex markets

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Risky Business: The Market for Unprotected Commercial Sex

Posted: 12 May 2005
University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, UCLA and Independent

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