Rice University, USA
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University, USA
Gender inequality, poverty, health and education in developing countries
PhD in Economics, Boston College, 2016
“The Protestant legacy: Missions, gender, and human capital in India.” Journal of Human Resources 18 (2020): 0919–10437R2 (with L. Hoehn-Velasco and F. G. Mantovanelli).
“Why are older women missing in India? The age profile of bargaining power and poverty.” Journal of Political Economy 128 (2020): 2453–2501.
“Long-term effects of access to health care: Medical missions in colonial India.” Journal of Development Economics 135 (2018): 285–303 (with F. G. Mantovanelli).
Standard poverty measures may drastically understate the problem; the collective household model can helpA key element of anti-poverty policy is the accurate identification of poor individuals. However, measuring poverty at the individual level is difficult since consumption data are typically collected at the household level. Per capita measures based on household-level data ignore both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption. The collective household model offers an alternative and promising framework to estimate poverty at the individual level while accounting for both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption.MoreLess