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Teachers College Columbia University (Incoming Fall 2021)
525 West 120th St, New York, NY-10027


About Me

I am a development economist focused on quantitative research and evidence-based policy making. My research focuses on educational investments in developing countries, child labor substitution, occupational identity, and dissonance in beliefs to returns to education.

Efforts to promote school progression, reduce dropout rates at all levels of education and improve learning proficiencies raise new theoretical and empirical questions on the decisions of educational investments in children. My dissertation research is derived from field work of how low-income parents make educational investments for their children with an emphasis on child labor substitutability and occupational identity.

More details about my research can be found on my research page.


Job Market Paper

Educational Investments of Low-Income Households: The Role of Parental Occupational Identity and Substitutability

In Progress

Educational Investments of Money and Time: Implication of Dissonance Beliefs.

A One-of-a-Kind Occupation: A Qualitative Study of Domestic Workers

Other Research Projects

Asymmetric Dominance Eliminates Hyperbolic Discounting in Intertemporal Choice (with Barry Sopher)


Microeconomics Honors

Fall 2012 - Present

Economic Development

Fall 2014 & Spring 2017

Intermediate Microeconomics

Summer 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014 & Spring 2015


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