Seema Jayachandran

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Research Interests

Economic issues in developing countries with current work exploring the determinants of parents' investments in their children's health and education. Other topics include the environment, labor markets, gender equality, and political economy.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Harvard University

… → 2004

Physics, MA, Harvard University

… → 1999

Physics and Philosophy, MA, University of Oxford

… → 1995

Electrical Engineering, BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1993

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Uganda Medicine & Life Sciences
indebtedness Social Sciences
Ecosystem Medicine & Life Sciences
developing country Social Sciences
India Social Sciences
Conservation of Natural Resources Medicine & Life Sciences
contraceptive Social Sciences
Fathers Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2011 2020

Research Output 2002 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Firm growth and corruption: Empirical evidence from Vietnam

Bai, J., Jayachandran, S., Malesky, E. J. & Olken, B. A., Jan 1 2019, In : Economic Journal. 129, 618, p. 651-677 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Firm growth
Empirical evidence
1 Citation (Scopus)

Self-selection into payments for ecosystem services programs

Kelsey Jack, B. & Jayachandran, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 12, p. 5326-5333 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers

Cunha, J. M., De Giorgi, G. & Jayachandran, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Review of Economic Studies. 86, 1, p. 240-281 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Price effects
In-kind transfers
Cash transfers
1 Citation (Scopus)

Intergenerational Transmission of Gender Attitudes: Evidence from India

Dhar, D., Jain, T. & Jayachandran, S., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Development Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Think Positive, Climb Out of Poverty? It Just Might Work

Jayachandran, S., Jul 13 2018, In : The New York times.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle