Country: United States
Trained as an economist and a lawyer, I am presently a professor at the University of Chicago. I conduct research and/or teach courses on economic development, law and economics, health economics and policy, US law generally, and statistical methods. I am a Principal-investigator on the India Health Insurance Experiment, a 55,000 subject randomized control trial in Karnataka, India, that examines the benefits and costs of expanding India's largest public health insurance program, RSBY, to cover non-poor populations. I am also the principal investigator on a large, partly randomized evaluation of a water tank rehabilitation project (Mission Kakathiya) in Telangana, India. I am the Co-founder and Faculty Director of the International Innovation Corps (IIC), a large social-service and social impact consulting program that trains and sends teams of young professionals to manage important development projects in India. I am also the Faculty Director of the recently formed Tata Centre for Development at UChicago, which combines world-class research, the implementation capacity of the IIC, and a new executive education program for government officers to tackle development problem in India. The Tata Centre focuses it's efforts in three verticals: health, water and sanitation, and energy and the environment.
Research, Strategic & Commercial Partnerships Global Lead