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 Director of the Sustainable Development Concentration in the Master of Global Affairs program.
- Faculty affiliate: Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies; Gender Studies Program; Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate; Initiative 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: “Leader Identity and Coordination” (with Sonia Bhalotra, Irma Clots-Figueras and Joseph Vecci)
- Updated working paper: “Religion and Abortion: The Role of Politician Identity” (with Sonia Bhalotra and Irma Clots-Figueras)
- “The Faith Factor: Reflections from a Recent Conference on Religion, Public Policy and Development in South Asia,” (with Susan Ostermann), Maydan.
- “Getting More Women into Politics: Evidence from India,” VoxEU column.
- First cohort of MGA Sustainable Development students graduates!
- Ideas for India blog post on gender gaps in political participation.
- “Where are India’s Female Politicians?” VoxDev podcast.
- “Economic Transition and Private-Sector Labor: Evidence from Urban China.” (with Xin Meng, Nancy Qian and Xiaoxue Zhao), Journal of Comparative Economics, 47(3): 579-600, 2019.
- “The Road Not Taken: Gender Gaps along Paths to Political Power.” (with Anandi Mani), World Development 119: 68-80, 2019.