About

ArthiI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Essex, and will be spending the Fall 2017 semester as a Visiting Scholar in the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
I recently completed my doctorate at Merton College, University of Oxford.
I am an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of economic history, development, labor, and health. My work falls broadly in two threads: one looking at early-life health and human capital formation, public health, and the environment, largely using historical natural experiments; and the other focused on labor measurement, intra-household allocation, and structural transformation in modern developing countries. For further details, please see the Research page.
Research Interests
  • Human capital formation and early-life health
  • Public health and economic demography
  • Health, labor, and the environment
  • Gender and intra-household allocation
  • Migration