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Rossella Calvi is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Rice University, Houston. She joined Rice in 2016 after receiving her Ph.D. from Boston College. Her areas of expertise are development economics and the economics of the family and gender. Her research focuses on issues related to gender inequality, poverty, health and education in developing countries. Some of her recent work looks at intra-household resource allocation in India and its effects on women’s health and poverty. She is also interested in economic history and studies the role that historical institutions play in determining contemporary outcomes.
Posts by Rossella Calvi
Dowries are transfers of wealth from the bride's family to the groom or his family at the time of marriage. Analysing nationally representative survey data from rural India, this article shows that do...
Health outcomes vary substantially across India. Is this variation exclusively determined by present-day factors, or can it be traced back to historical events? This article studies the long-term cons...
The ratio of women to men is particularly low in India relative to developed countries. It has recently been argued that close to half of these ‘missing’ women are of post-reproductive ages. What...
- Rossella Calvi
- 19 September, 2016