Dr Rashmi Barua teaches at the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). Prior to that she has worked at the School of Economics, Singapore Management University and the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. Her research spans across the economics of education and labor markets with specific interest in early childhood human capital investments (health and education), female labor supply and economics of crime. More recently she has worked on financial education among international migrants. Most of her research has been a mix of methodological contributions, including randomized evaluations, and empirical applications that are guided by sound economic theory. A native of India, she received a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University in 2008.