Jain, M., Fishman, R., Mondal P., Galford G.L., Bhattarai, N., Naeem, S., and DeFries, R.S.: Groundwater Depletion Will Reduce Cropping Intensity in IndiaScience Advances, 2021.

Blakeslee, D., Chaurey, R., Fishman, R. and Malik, S.: Land Rezoning and Structural Transformation in Rural India: Evidence from the Industrial Areas Program. World Bank Economic Review, 2021. 


Fishman, R. and Krishnamurthy, C. K.: An Ecological Golden Rule.  Resource and Energy Economics, 2021.     

Fishman, R., Dar, A., Barnwal, P., Mueller, N., von der Goltz, J. and McCord, G.: Health Impacts of the Green Revolution: Evidence from 600,000 births across the Developing World.  Journal of Health Economics, 2020.

Blakeslee, D. and Fishman, R. Way Down in the Hole: Adaptation to Long-Term Water Loss in Rural India. American Economic Review, 2020.

Dillon, A. and Fishman, R. Dams: Effects of Hydrological Infrastructure on Development. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 11, 2019.

Fishman, R. Welfare Effects of Naive and Sophisticated Saving. Social Choice and Welfare, 2019:1-6. 


Fishman, R., Carrillo, P. and Russ, Jason. The Long-Term Economic Effect of High Temperatures: Evidence from Earnings Data in Ecuador. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018.

Asoka, A., Wada, Y., Fishman, R., & Mishra, V. Strong linkage between precipitation intensity and monsoon season groundwater recharge in India. Geophysical Research Letters, 2018.

Fishman A., Fishman, R. and Gneezy, U., 2018: A Tale of two Food Stands- Observational Learning in the Field. Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, 2018.

Fishman, R.: Heterogeneous Patience, Bargaining Power and Investment in Future Public Goods. Accepted, Environmental and Resource Economics, 2018.

Fishman, R. Groundwater Depletion Limits the Scope for Adaptation to Increased Rainfall Variability in India. Climatic Change, 2017.

Blakeslee, D.S. and Fishman, R.. Weather shocks, agriculture, and crime: Evidence from India. Journal of Human Resources, 2017.


Fishman, R., Lall, U., Modi, V. and Parekh, N. Can Electricity Pricing Save India’s Groundwater? Field Evidence from a Novel Policy Mechanism in Gujarat. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2016.


Fishman, R. More uneven distributions overturn the benefits of higher precipitation for future food security. Environmental Research Letters, 2016.

Fishman, R., Devineni, N., & Raman, S. Can improved agricultural water use efficiency save India’s groundwater? Environmental Research Letters, 2015.


Fishman, R., Siegfried, T., Raj, P., Modi, V. and Lall, U. Over-Extraction from Shallow Bedrock versus Deep Alluvial Aquifers: Reliability versus Sustainability Considerations for India's Groundwater Irrigation. Water Resources Research, 2011.


Siegfried, T., Stefan S., Pradeep R., Fishman R., Vasquez, V., Narula, K., Lall, U. and Modi, V.: Modeling Irrigated Area to Increase Water, Energy, and Food Security in Semiarid India. Weather, Climate and Society, 2010. 


Under Review

Fishman, R., Smith, S., Bobic, V., and Sulaiman, M.: Do Agricultural Extension and Input Subsidiy Programs have Persistent Effects? – Evidence from a Randomized Phase-Out of the BRAC Program in Uganda. 

Fishman, R., Kishore, A. and Jain, M: When Water Runs Out: Scarcity, Adaptation and Migration in Gujarat


Fishman, R., Shannan, Y., Hoffman, M., Gurung J. K. and Regmi, P. P.: Does Subjective Well Being Reflect Non-Income Dimensions of Poverty? 


Blakeslee, D., Chaurey, R., Fishman, R. and Malik, S.: In the Heat of the Moment: Economic and Non-Economic Drivers of the Weather-Crime Relationship.            


Fishman, R. et al: Researching Energy Use on Campus.   

Bukchin. S. and Fishman R.: Projecting the Future Prevalence of Smallholder Agriculture.

Fishman, R. and Shan, L.: Agriculture, Irrigation and Drought Induced International Migration: Evidence from Mexico. Link. 

Fishman, R, Blakeslee, D., Mahalgan, D. and Rothler, D. Economic Factors Mediate the Impact of Drought on Farmers Suicide in India. Link

Working Papers


Blakeslee, D., Dar, A., Fishman, R., Malik, S.,  Pelegrina, H. and Singh, K.: Irrigation and the Spatial Pattern of Structural Transformation in India. Link.

Bergman, N. and Fishman, R.: Mobility Levels and Covid-19 Transmission Rates. Link.

Fishman, R., Kishore, A., Rothler, Y. and Ward, P.: Does Soil Health Testing Affect Fertilizer Usage? – Evidence from a Field Experiment in Bihar, India.