Tanika Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur) is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Research Fellow at IZA, Bonn.
She completed her PhD in Economics from Washington University in St Louis in 2009 after which she spent two years as a researcher at DIW Berlin. Her research interests involve Applied Microeconomics with a particular focus on labour markets and household decision making in developing countries. Recent research includes analysis of gender imbalance and education policies in India, intra-household decision making in Mexico, and migration and network formation in Kyrgyzstan.
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