Published Papers

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., 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, 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., Dar, A., Barnwal, P., Mueller, N., von der Goltz, J. and McCord, G.: Diffusion of Modern Crop Varieties Associated with 20th century Infant Mortality Declines. 


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.            


Blakeslee, D., Chaurey, R., Fishman, R. and Malik, S. Structural Transformation and Spillovers from Industrial Areas.                                                             

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

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

Working Papers

Fishman, R. and Shan, L.: Agriculture Mediates the Drought-Migration Linkage between Mexico and the U.S. 

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


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


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


NITSAN is Tel Aviv University's Sustainable Development Lab. Supported by the Boris Mints Institute (School of Public Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences), the lab conducts inter-disciplinary research on all aspects of sustainable development, with an emphasis on the diffusion of Israeli technologies in developing countries. Our research involves intensive field work in multiple locations in Asia and Africa. 


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