Rohini Somanathan

Ph.D. (Boston University)
Field(s): Economic Development, Political Economy, Public Economics
Phone: 91-011-27008147
Email     : rohini[at]econdse[.]org

Rohini Somanathan is Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. She received her Ph.D in 1996 from Boston University and held faculty positions at Emory University, the University of Michigan and the Indian Statistical Institute before joining the Delhi School of Economics in 2005. Her research focuses on how social institutions interact with public policies to shape patterns of economic and social inequality.  She is particularly interested in exploring the intellectual and ideological environment within which state policy is created and justified. Within the broad area of development economics, she has worked on group identity and public goods, gender equality, child nutrition  and environmental quality


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