I am Rajesh Ramachandran, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Economics at Heidelberg University.
I obtained my Ph.D. at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
My principal areas of research lie at the intersection of development economics and its political economy. My primary research interests include political linguistics, economics of discrimination, economics of education, institutional economics and social identity.
I am on the job market this year, and will be available for interviews at the ASSA meetings in San Diego, January 2020 and the EEA meetings in Rotterdam, December, 2019.
Job market paper
- Vernacularization and Linguistic Democratization (with Christine Binzel and Andreas Link).
- Language Policy and Human Development (with David D. Laitin), American Political Science Review, Nov 2016, 110 (3): 457-480.
- Language Use in Education and Human Capital Formation : Evidence from the Ethiopian Educational Reform. World Development, Oct 2017, Vol. 98: 195-213.
You can find a copy of my research statement outlining my research agenda and interests here.
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