University of Luxembourg, and LISER, Luxembourg
IZA World of Labor role
PhD Student, University of Luxembourg and LISER
Policy, education, gender, economics
Research Officer, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (India)
Master's in Economics from Centre for Development Studies (Trivandrum) & Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi (India)
"Solving it correctly: Prevalence and persistence of gender gap in basic mathematics in rural India." International Journal of Educational Development 96 (2023) (with U. Das).
"Barriers in translating mandate for inclusion in practice: Evidence from India’s right to education act." International Journal of Inclusive Education (2022): 1–19 (with A. Dongre and A. Sarin).
Does it pay to be beautiful? Updated
Physically attractive people can earn more, particularly in customer-facing jobs, and the rewards for men are higher than for womenIt is a well-established view amongst economists that good-looking people have a better chance of employment and can earn more than those who are less physically attractive. A “beauty premium” is particularly apparent in jobs where there is a productivity gain associated with good looks, though this varies for women and men, and varies across countries. People sort into occupations according to the relative returns to their physical and other characteristics; good-looking people take jobs where physical appearance is deemed important while less-attractive people steer away from them, or they are required to be more productive for the same wage.MoreLess