Rossella Calvi

Rice University, USA

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University, USA

Research interest

Gender inequality, poverty, health and education in developing countries


PhD in Economics, Boston College, 2016

Selected publications

  • “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).