Akanksha Arora

Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

I am a PhD student in Economics. Prior to UCSB, I studied at the University of Delhi and the University of Texas at Austin. I've also previously worked on field research in India and Kenya on a wide range of topics in education, child health & nutrition, voter preferences, and cash transfer programs. My primary research interests are labor and development economics. I am especially interested in issues related to gender and education. I'm currently working on research projects on the effect of labor market opportunities for women on fertility and the effect of public school access on student learning in India.