Research Interests and Project Expertise
Development Economics; Access to Financial Services; Census and Survery Methodology; Agriculture, Trade and Development
I joined the MPC as a Research Assistant in September 2013. I work with the IPUMS-international team to sample, harmonize and integrate census samples from different countries and rounds around the world and publish them online so that data geeks like us may download and use them easily to do research.
I am an aspiring development economist. My research interests include poverty alleviation in developing countries. Some of my past work is in the area of access to financial services and asset building, however as a grad student I am developing expertise in macro policies- particularly policies at the intersection of agriculture, trade and globalization and their consequences at the micro level. I am interested in understanding the role of macro policies to generate sustainable job opportunities locally that lead to multi-dimensional development among small communities.
India's Urban Poor Financial Services Needs: Challenges and Solutions (2013), University of Minnesota (Master's Paper)
Community Land Trusts in Minnesota: A mixed methods analysis of how the organizations fared during the recession (2013) Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Genetically Modified Organisms, International Trade, and Policy. (2013) Smith, Pamela J., Bolormaa Jamiyansuren, Jooyoung Yang, Derya Eryilmaz, Jaeseok Lee, Akinori Kitsuki, and Harshada Karnik.