Assistant Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Achyuta Adhvaryu pursues a research agenda at the intersection of business economics, development, and health. His current work has focused on understanding determinants of worker productivity and measuring the impacts of interventions that increase productivity while improving key aspects of worker welfare. His work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the International Growth Centre, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the UK Government’s Department For International Development. In addition to this work, he also studies business models for health care delivery in very low-income contexts.
Recent work by Achyuta Adhvaryu
Managerial quality and productivity dynamics
Manager characteristics matter for productivity, but Indian garment manufacturers may not know what constitutes good management or how valuable it is
Remedying early life weather shocks with Mexico’s PROGRESA
Mexico’s conditional cash transfer programme improved the life of disadvantaged children even when not explicitly targeted
The development of modern Africa: Conflict, resources and institutions
Resource-rich countries do poorly when they have resource-rich neighbours, why? Possibly due to increased conflict.
Articles : Institutions & Political Economy
The skills to pay the bills: Returns to on-the-job soft skills training
In a randomised controlled trial in India, the returns to a firm’s investment in worker soft skill training were nearly 250% after nine months