"Measuring the Return on Household Enterprise:  What Matters Most for Whom?" Krislert Samphantharak and Robert M. Townsend. Journal of Development Economics 98(1), 2012: 58-70.  ABSTRACT PDF

"Microinsurance: A Case Study of the Indian Rainfall Index Insurance Market."  Xavier Gine, Lev Menand, Robert M. Townsend, and James Vickery.  In Ghate, Chetan (ed.) Handbook of the Indian Economy , 2012: Oxford University Press, pp. 167-194.  For World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5459, 2010 see ABSTRACT PDF

"The Impact of Credit on Village Economies." Joseph P. Kaboski and Robert M. Townsend. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 4(2), April 2012: 98-133. ABSTRACT PDF

"Village Economic Accounts: Real and Financial Intertwined." Archawa Paweenawat and Robert M. Townsend. American Economic Review 102(3), May 2012: 441-46. PDF

"A Structural Evaluation of a Large-Scale Quasi-Experimental Microfinance Initiative." Joseph Kaboski and Robert M. Townsend. Econometrica 79(5), September 2011: 1357-1406. ABSTRACT PDF

"Financial Systems in Developing Economies: Growth, Inequality, and Policy Evaluation in Thailand." Robert M. Townsend. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. PDF LINK

"Information-Constrained Optima with Retrading: An Externality and Its Market-Based Solution."  Weerachart Tee Kilenthong and Robert M. Townsend. Journal of Economic Theory 146(3), 2011: 1042-1077. ABSTRACT PDF

"The Geographic Concentration of Enterprise in Developing Countries," John Felkner and Robert M. Townsend. Quarterly Journal of Economics 126 (4), 2011: 2005-2061. ABSTRACT PDF For 2009 working version: PDF

"Wealth Accumulation and Factors Accounting for Success." Anan Pawasutipaisit and Robert M. Townsend. Journal of Econometrics. 161(1), March 2011: 56-81. ABSTRACT PDF

"Financial Structure and Economic Welfare: Applied General Equilibrium Development Economics." Robert M. Townsend. Annual Review of Economics. Ed. Kenneth Arrow and Timothy Bresnahan. Vol. 2, 2010: 507-546. ABSTRACT PDF

"Monetary Theory and Electronic Money: Reflections on the Kenyan Experience." William Jack, Tavneet Suri, and Robert M. Townsend. Economic Quarterly 96(1), 2010: 83-122. LINK

"Rainfall Insurance in Semi-Arid India: Contract Design, Household Participation and Future Prospects." Xavier Gine, Robert M. Townsend, and James Vickery. In Weather Risk Management, K. Tang (ed.), London: Risk Books, 2010. LINK

"Welfare Gains from Financial Liberalization." Robert M. Townsend and Kenichi Ueda. International Economic Review 51(3), August 2010: 553-597. ABSTRACT PDF

"Forecasting when it Matters: Evidence from Semi-Arid India." Xavier Gine, Robert M. Townsend, and James Vickery, World Bank mimeo, 2009.

"Households as Corporate Firms: An Analysis of Household Finance Using Integrated Household Surveys and Corporate Financial Accounting."  Krislert Samphantharak and Robert M. Townsend. Econometric Society Monograph Series No. 46, December 2009. LINK

"Impact of Climate Change on Rice Production in Thailand." John Felkner, Kamilya Tazhibayeva, and Robert Townsend. American Economic Review 99(2), May 2009: 1-10. ABSTRACT PDF

"Measuring the Impact of Financial Intermediation: Linking Contract Theory to Econometric Policy Evaluation." Robert M. Townsend and Sergio Urzua. Macroeconomic Dynamics 13 (S2), September 2009: 268-316. ABSTRACT PDF

"Endogenous Groups and Dynamic Selection in Mechanism Design." Gabriel Madeira and Robert M. Townsend. Journal of Economic Theory 142(1), September 2008: 259-93. ABSTRACT PDF

"Growth and Inequality: Model Evaluation Based on an Estimation-Calibration Strategy." Hyeok Jeong and Robert M. Townsend. Macroeconomic Dynamics Special Issue on Inequality 12; Supplement S2, September 2008: 231-84. ABSTRACT PDF

"Introduction to Macroeconomic Dynamics Special Issue: Inequality." Robert M. Townsend. Macroeconomic Dynamics 12; Supplement S2, September 2008: 149-53. PDF