NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Drought of Opportunities: Contemporaneous and Long Term Impacts of Rainfall Shocks on Human Capital

Manisha Shah, Bryce Millett Steinberg

NBER Working Paper No. 19140
Issued in June 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Marianne Bitler, Kitt Carpenter, Ed Glaeser, Rob Jensen, Larry Katz, Michael Kremer, and Emily Oster for helpful comments. Seminar participants at CMC, CSUF, Harvard, HKUST, NBER Summer Institute, UC Berkeley, UCI, UCSC, USC, and PacDev provided useful feedback. We thank Wilima Wadhwa for generously sharing the ASER data. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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