Maulik Jagnani

About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Denver.

My research interests are in labor and environmental economics in lower-income countries, with an emphasis on human capital and adaptation.

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Working Papers

[1] Children's Sleep and Human Capital Production


Media Coverage: BBC News, Quartz, Marginal Revolution, WIRED, IGC - Ideas for India Blog, Der Standard, World Bank Development Impact Blog, Business Insider, Live Mint, IndiaSpend, Bloomberg, Business Standard, Nada es Gratis, The Times of India, GlobalDev Blog, The New York Times

[2] Not Playing Favorites: An Experiment on Parental Fairness Preferences

with Jim Berry and Rebecca Dizon-Ross. Paper.


[1] Within-Season Producer Response to Warmer Temperatures: Defensive Investments by Kenyan Farmers

with Chris Barrett, Yanyan Liu, and Liangzhi You. Paper. Appendix. Forthcoming, The Economic Journal.

[2] The Effects of Elite Public Colleges on Primary and Secondary Schooling Markets in India

with Gaurav Khanna. Paper. Appendix. Forthcoming, Journal of Development Economics.

[3] Temperature and Human Capital in India

with Teevrat Garg and Vis Taraz. Paper. Appendix. Forthcoming, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Media Coverage: IGC - Ideas for India Blog