Hi, welcome to my website! I am a development economist, working on topics related to family economics and education. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (South Asia). I will begin as an assistant professor in economics at SUNY-Binghamton from 2023.
PhD in Economics, 2022
MS in Economics, 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison
BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2013
PES University, Bangalore, India
We study the relationship between dowries, wealth transfers from the bride’s family to the groom or his family at the time of marriage, and individual-level poverty in rural India, (Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 192, pp. 268-303)
I estimate preferences for height in the Indian marriage market and study how marital matching and sorting on height impacts children’s height distribution.
We develop a non-cooperative bargaining model with incomplete information linking dowry payments, domestic violence, resource allocation between a husband and a wife, and separation. Our model generates several predictions, which we test empirically using amendments to the Indian anti-dowry law as a natural experiment. (R&R at Review of Economics and Statistics)