I am an economist at the University of Notre Dame. My primary fields of research are political economy and development economics. Read about my work as part of Notre Dame’s Women Lead 2018 feature or watch a video about my research! My CV is here.
- University of Notre Dame
- Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and the Keough School of Global Affairs
- Faculty affiliate: Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies; Gender Studies Program; Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate; Pulte Institute for Global Development
- Institute of Labor Economics (IZA): Research Fellow
- Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD): Affiliate
- Ideas for India: Editorial Board Member
- Updated working paper: “Enfranchisement, Political Participation and Political Competition: Evidence from Colonial and Independent India,” with Guilhem Cassan and Rinchan Ali Mirza, February 2023. Appendix.
- Article: “Leader Identity and Coordination.” (with Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras and Joseph Vecci), Review of Economics and Statistics, 105 (1): 175–189, 2023.
- New book chapter: “Gender and Natural Experiments in Developing Countries,” with Irma Clots-Figueras, forthcoming in Handbook of Experimental Development Economics, edited by Utteeyo Dasgupta and Pushkar Maitra, December 2022.
- New working paper: “The Importance of Being Local: Administrative Decentralization and Human Development,” with Latika Chaudhary, October 2022.
- New working paper: “A Field of Her Own: Property Rights and Women’s Agency in Myanmar,” with Alexander Fertig, Alexandra Hartman and Edmund Malesky, September 2022.
- Case study: “Joe Biden’s Spending Plans: Building Back Better?” with Eduardo Pages, July 2022.
- Podcast: “The Role of History in Shaping India’s Development,” with Bishnupriya Gupta, Ideas for India Conversation, February 2022.
- Case study: “Hyperinflation in Venezuela,” with Francisco Rodríguez, September 2021.
- Article: “Religion and Abortion: The Role of Politician Identity,” with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-FIgueras, Journal of Development Economics, 153: 102746, November 2021.
- Blog post: “Upholding Human Dignity Amid COVID-19 and Economic Collapse,” with Angelina Soriano Nuncio, Eduardo Pages Jimenez and Imre Gabor Holtzer, Keough School Dignity and Development, July 2021.