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Sujata VISARIA

Associate Professor
Email: svisaria@ust.hk

Ph.D.

Economics

Columbia University

2005

M.A.

Economics

Delhi School of Economics

1998

B.A. (Hons.)

Economics

Miranda House, Univ of Delhi

1996



ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor, Economics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2017 -- present
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009 -- 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy and Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 2008--2009
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, Boston University, 2005--2009
     

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Institutional Economics, Financial Economics, Welfare and Poverty

AFFILIATIONS

  • Faculty Associate, HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies
  • Research Affiliate, Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)
  • Research Affiliate, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Small and Medium Enterprises Initiative

PUBLICATIONS

WORKING PAPERS

WORK IN PROGRESS

  • Targeting of Agricultural Credit Programs: Private Agents versus Local Governments (with Pushkar Maitra, Sandip Mitra and Dilip Mookherjee). 
  • Incentivising the Poor to Save: A Study of Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong (with Wooyoung Lim).
  • How to Make a Miracle: Structurally Disentangling the Mechanisms by which Agent-Intermediated Lending Increases Farmer Incomes (with coauthors).
  • Market Structure and Middleman Margins in Potato Markets in West Bengal: Evidence from Trader Surveys (with coauthors).
  • Assessing the Relative Importance of Information and Credit Constraints: An Empirical Study of Agricultural Sales (with coauthors).

NON-ACADEMIC WRITING


TEACHING
  • ECON 5420 (formerly ECON 6100L): Topics in Economic Development, Masters elective (Spring 2018 (scheduled), Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014).
  • ECON 4434: Economic Development & Growth, Undergraduate elective (Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Spring 2010).
  • ECON 4234: Labour Economics & Human Resources, Undergraduate elective (Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014).
  • ECON 2113: Microeconomics, Undergraduate core course (Spring 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010).

SERVICE WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY
  • Member, Executive Committee, Institute for Emerging Market Studies, 2015 -- present 20th September 2014.
  • Member, Department of Economics, MSc Affairs Committee, 2017 -- present 20th September 2014.
  • Member, Department of Economics Undergraduate Affairs Committee, 2009--17 20th September 2014.
  • Member, Organising Committee, Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day, Women Faculty Association, UST, 2012-2015. 20th September 2014.
  • Chair, Programme Committee, HKUST-APEC Conference on "Information and Access to Markets: New Approaches to Agricultural Development", December 13-14, 2011.

SERVICE OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY
CURRICULUM VITAE


Last updated: August 2017.