About

ArthiVellore Arthi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Essex. Her work focuses on gender, intra-household allocation, and human capital formation across diverse periods and global contexts. For further details, please see the Research page.
She recently completed her doctorate at Merton College, University of Oxford, where her D.Phil. thesis, titled “Human Capital Formation and the American Dust Bowl,” was supervised by Professor Jane Humphries and Dr James Fenske.
Prior to D.Phil. study, Arthi earned an M.Sc. in Economic and Social History from Oxford, worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Advertising from the University of Southern California.
Research Interests
  • Human capital formation and early-life health
  • Development economics
  • Gender and development
  • Economics of the household
  • Economic history