My main area of research is development economics with a focus on micro-level institutions. Some of my work focuses on the role of gender. Recent projects include studies of rural governments and credit cooperative in India and missing women in developing countries. I am currently collecting data in rural Maharashtra, India with the aim to understand some implications of the new UID government initiative.
Siwan Anderson & Debraj Ray, 2019. "Missing Unmarried Women," Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 17(5), pages 1585-1616.
Siwan Anderson, 2018. "Legal Origins and Female HIV." American Economic Review, 108 (6): 1407-39.
Siwan Anderson &Chris Bidner, Property Rights over Marital Transfers , The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 130, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages 1421–1484
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Francois, and Ashok Kotwal. "Clientelism in Indian Villages." The American Economic Review105, no. 6 (2015): 1780-816.
Siwan Anderson & Garance Genicot, 2015. "Suicide and property rights in India," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 64-78.
Siwan Anderson. Human capital effects of marriage payments. IZA World of Labor 2014: 77 doi: 10.15185/izawol.77
Siwan Anderson & Debraj Ray. (2012). The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India. 47.
Siwan Anderson, 2011. "Caste as an Impediment to Trade." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3 (1): 239-63.
Siwan Anderson & Debraj Ray. "Missing Women: Age and Disease." The Review of Economic Studies 77, no. 4 (2010): 1262-300.
Siwan Anderson, Jean-Marie Baland, Karl Ove Moene, Enforcement in informal saving groups, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 90, Issue 1, 2009, Pages 14-23.
Siwan Anderson. 2007. "The Economics of Dowry and Brideprice." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21 (4): 151-174.
Siwan Anderson & Patrick Francois. “Formalizing Informal Institutions : Theory and Evidence From A Kenyan Slum. Forthcoming in Institutions and Economic Growth. 2007.
Siwan Anderson. "Why the marriage squeeze cannot cause dowry inflation" Journal of Political Economy 137 (2007): 140-152.
Siwan Anderson. "Why Dowry Payments Declined with Modernization in Europe but Are Rising in India." Journal of Political Economy 111, no. 2 (2003): 269-310.
Siwan Anderson, Jean-Marie Baland, The Economics of Roscas and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 117, Issue 3, August 2002, Pages 963–995.
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Francois, Ashok Kotwal & Ashwini Kilkarni, 2016. "Distress in Marathaland," Economic & Political Weekly, pages 14-16.
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Franxois, Ashok Kotwal & Ashwini Kilkarni , 2015. "One Kind of Democracy," Economic & Political Weekls, pages 44-48.