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Hemant Pullabhotla is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), focusing on the fields of development and environmental economics. His job market paper examines the effects of air pollution on infant mortality in India combining remote-sensing data on agricultural fires, wind-direction, temperature, and precipitation along with air pollution data from monitoring stations and child mortality outcomes over a ten-year period. Some of his other research explores the microeconomics of rural agricultural markets, the dynamics of agricultural technology adoption, human capital impacts of public health policies, and food security and welfare impacts of market shocks. Much of this work is in collaboration with colleagues in the the Baylis Research Group at UIUC.
Posts by Hemant Kumar Pullabhotla
Globally, an estimated 4 million people die prematurely because of air pollution every year. This article exploits seasonal changes in air quality arising due to agricultural fires – used by farmers...
- Hemant Kumar Pullabhotla
- 20 March, 2019