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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Naveen Sunder

Naveen Sunder completed his PhD in economics at Cornell University in May 2019. He joined the faculty of Bentley University as an assistant professor. Naveen specializes in using microeconomics and econometrics to address questions in international development, with a focus on topics related to education, health, and nutrition. His research primarily analyzes the process of human capital acquisition at various stages of life and how this process is impacted by public policy.

In his job market paper, he measures the impact that enhanced school opportunities for parents has on their children’s learning outcomes on math, vernacular and English test scores. His other research examines a variety of topics, including agriculture-nutrition linkages, child marriage, impact of weather shocks, and infant mortality. Prior to joining TCI, Naveen worked for three years on impact evaluation studies in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. He holds two master’s degrees: an M.S. in economics from Cornell and an M.A. in economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He obtained his undergraduate degree in economics from Delhi University’s Shri Ram College of Commerce.