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Manisha Shah is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); a Faculty Affiliate at University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action; a Faculty Affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL); and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor. She received her Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from University of California, Berkeley.
Shah is a development economist whose primary research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of applied microeconomics, health, and economic development. She has written several papers on the economics of sex markets in order to learn how more effective policies and programmes can be deployed to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. She also works extensively in the areas of child health and education. Shah is currently leading projects in India, Tanzania, and Indonesia, and has also worked in Pakistan, Ecuador, and Mexico. Her research has been supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the World Bank, and the National Science Foundation, among others.
Posts by Manisha Shah
Good monsoons in India raise agricultural productivity and hence, bring added work and higher wages. Is this extra work at the expense of schooling for poor children? This column finds that increased ...