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Dr. Naveen Sunder

Naveen completed his Ph.D. in Economics in at Cornell University in May 2019. Soon after, he joined the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. 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 (childhood, adolescence and adult 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 the Ph.D. program, 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. His detailed profile is available here.

Read Naveen’s dissertation: Essays On K-12 Education in Developing Countries – Causes, Consequences and Impediments