Ajinkya Keskar

Ajinkya Keskar


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.


  • Family Economics and Gender
  • Marriage Markets in Developing Countries
  • Early Childhood Education


  • PhD in Economics, 2022

    Rice University

  • MS in Economics, 2016

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering, 2013

    PES University, Bangalore, India

Media/Policy Writing


‘Til dowry do us part: Bargaining and violence in the Indian marriage market

with Rossella Calvi

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ThePrint India

Downside of dowry crackdown — women’s decision-making power falls, domestic violence goes up

with Rossella Calvi

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Ideas for India

Dowries and women’s well-being post marriage

with Rossella Calvi

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Econ 450: Development Economics

TA: Fall 2019, 2020

Instructor: Rossella Calvi

Econ 209: Applied Econometrics

TA: Spring 2018, 2019, Fall 2020

Instructor: Yinghua He

Award: Dagobert L. Brito Award for Best Performance by a Recitation Instructor in Economics, Rice University