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Rohini Somanathan is Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from Boston University and has held faculty positions at Emory University, the University of Michigan and the Indian Statistical Institute before joining the Delhi School of Economics in 2005. Much of her research focuses on how social institutions interact with public policies to determine patterns of economic and social inequality. She has also worked on a variety of questions related to development policy in the Indian context. These include studies on the effects of economic liberalisation on productivity and wage inequality, access to microfinance, the impact of school nutrition programs on child outcomes and the assessment of alternative policies to counter urban environmental problems such as solid waste and air pollution.
Posts by Rohini Somanathan
This paper analyses the change in the economic returns of auto-rickshaw drivers in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), roughly one year after they were required to shift to using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG...
- IGC Research on India