ArthiI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. I am also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and a Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).
I am an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of economic history, labor, health, development, and economic demography. My work falls into two main threads: one looking at early-life conditions, human capital formation, and cohort health; and another focused on migration as a mechanism through which individuals adjust to and propagate localized shocks. For further details, please see the Research page.
Research Interests
  • Human capital formation and early-life development
  • Public health, labor markets, and migration
  • Maternal and child health
  • Health and the environment
  • Health and labor in low-income settings
  • Economic demography