I am an Assistant Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa and an Associate Member of the Centre for the Study of African Economies and of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. I pursued graduate studies in Economics at the University of Mannheim, the University of California at Berkeley and Yale University, and received my Ph.D. degree from Yale University.
My research interests cover topics in the economics of education and in the micro-economics of development. My recent research is focused on empowerment impacts of education, the impacts of using information technology for education in the US and in developing countries, the impact of orphan-hood and HIV/AIDS on educational outcomes of orphans, the impacts of conflict on firms, the impact of mobile phones on agricultural prices, migration and rural labor markets, as well as the investment choices of households and individuals with respect to education.
My research is published in a peer-reviewed journal, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; as well as in academic working papers and policy research papers. Before coming to the University of Ottawa, I worked at the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Nuffield College, and the Department of Economics at Oxford.
TARA AKSHAR+: Our research webpage just went online.
Cell-Ed: My research on an mobile phone based adult literacy program in Los Angeles was blogged about in a recent Development Impact blog post
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