Zahra Siddique


Welcome to my webpage!

I am an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Bristol. My research interests are in Micro-econometrics, Labor economics and Development economics. A pdf version of my CV is available HERE.

Links: University of Bristol profileIZA profileGoogle Scholar


Working papers:

1. Words Matter: Gender, Jobs and Applicant Behavior, with Sugat Chaturvedi and Kanika Mahajan. Revised October 2022. Previous version appears as UoB Economics working paper and IZA discussion paper. Media: RES

2. Estimating endogenous effects on ordinal outcomes, with Andrew Chesher and Adam Rosen. Revised July 2022. Supplementary appendices. Replication files. Previous version appears as CeMMAP working paper CWP66/19. Conditionally accepted at the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Publications and forthcoming papers:

1. Siddique, Z. 2022. Media reported violence and female labor supply. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 70(4): 1337-1365. [Lead Article]. Earlier versions of this paper appear as UoB Economics working paper and as “Violence and female labor supply” (IZA DP version). Media: iS., VoxDevUoB School of Economics blogIdeas for India.

2. Bhalotra, S.U. KambhampatiS. Rawlings & Z. Siddique. 2021. Intimate Partner Violence: The influence of job opportunities for men and womenThe World Bank Economic Review, 35(2): 461-479. An earlier version of this paper appears as “Intimate Partner Violence and the Business Cycle” (IZA DP version).

3. Asadullah, N.E. De Cao, F. Z. Khatun & Z. Siddique. 2021. Measuring gender attitudes using list experimentsJournal of Population Economics, 34: 367-400. [Lead Article] IZA DP version. Media: LSE blog, GlobalDev (12)

4. Rawlings, S. & Z. Siddique. 2020. Domestic Violence and Child Mortality in the Developing WorldOxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 82(4): 723-750. Earlier versions of this paper appear as “Domestic Violence and Child Mortality” (IZA DP 11899) and “Domestic Abuse and Child Health” (IZA DP 8566). Media: CEPS blog, UoB School of Economics blogNews Deeply.

5. Jaeger, D. & Z. Siddique. 2018.  Are Drone Strikes Effective in Afghanistan and PakistanCESifo Economic Studies, 64(4): 667-697. Earlier IZA DP version.
Media: Foreign Policy.

6. Biavaschi, C.C. Giulietti & Z. Siddique. 2017. The Economic Payoff of Name AmericanizationJournal of Labor Economics, 35 (4): 1089-1116. Earlier IZA DP version.
Media:  Freakonomics blogChris Blattman, The Economist (12), Slate and Financial Times (March 31, 2014).

7. Siddique, Z. 2014. Randomized control trials in an imperfect world. IZA World of Labor.

8. Siddique, Z. 2013. Partially Identified Treatment Effects Under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic ViolenceJournal of the American Statistical Association, Volume 108, Issue 502, pg 504-513.

9. Khamis, M.N. Prakash & Z. Siddique. 2012. Consumption and Social Identity: Evidence from India. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 83: 353-371. Media: Livemint

10. Basu, A.N. Chau & Z. Siddique. 2012. Tax Evasion, Minimum Wage Non-compliance and InformalityResearch in Labor Economics, 34: 1-53.

11. Siddique, Z. 2011. Evidence on Caste Based DiscriminationLabour Economics, 18(S1): S146-S159.

Older Working papers:

1. Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Employer Provided Fringe Benefits, with Wallace MokIZA DP version.

2. Racial Differences in Fringe Benefits and Compensation, with Wallace MokIZA DP version: This is an early version of our work on racial inequality in the US which is superseded by `Racial and Ethnic Inequality in Employer Provided Fringe Benefits.’