About Me

I am a faculty member at the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi). Prior to that I have worked at the School of Economics, Singapore Management University and the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. My areas of research include economics of education and labor economics with specific interest in gender, early childhood human capital investments (health and education) and female labor supply.  My research has been a mix of methodological contributions, including randomized evaluations, and empirical applications that are guided by sound economic theory. I have published in leading economics journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (JEBO), Journal of Human Capital (JHC), Labour Economics, Economic Development & Cultural Change (EDCC), Review of Economics of the Household (REHO), Economics of Education Review (EER) among others. I am an invited researcher at JPAL, a research fellow at the Environment for Development and a core member of the Society for Economics Research in India (SERI). A native of India, I received a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University in 2009.