Naveen is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Economics Department at Cornell University. His primary research interests are in the field of development economics, health economics and applied econometrics. His research especially focuses on issues of health, education, nutrition and gender issues in developing countries. In one of his dissertation papers, he measures the impact of enhanced education opportunities for women on their health, reproductive behavior and their children’s health. His other research examines a variety of socioeconomic topics including agriculture-nutrition linkages, child marriage and the relationship between maternal literacy and child health. Prior to joining the PhD programme, Naveen worked for three years on impact evaluation studies in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. He holds two masters degrees- an M.S. degree from the Economics department at 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.