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).

Selected Publications

You can find a copy of my research statement outlining my research agenda and interests here.


Contact Information

Alfred Weber Institut for Economics

Room no. 01.008

Heidelberg University

Bergheimer Strasse 58, 69115

Heidelberg, Germany

E-mail Rajesh.Ramachandran[at]awi.uni-heidelberg[dot]de