Charity Troyer Moore
Director for South Asia Economics Research, MacMillan Center, Yale University
Charity Troyer Moore is Director for South Asia Economics Research at Yale University’s MacMillan Center, where she provides strategic direction and oversight of research, policy and capacity building engagements in India and other countries in South Asia for a portfolio of work co-led with faculty at Yale University. Charity’s research examines public service delivery and governance in the bureaucracy; the drivers and potential solutions to India’s low female labor force participation, with a focus on the ways in which current policy initiatives can put women on better footing as economic agents; land rights; and social protection programs, notably public works and cash transfer programs.
Prior to her current position at Yale, she held multiple roles at Harvard Kennedy School’s Evidence for Policy Design, most recently as India Research Director, where she co-founded EPoD India at IFMR. Charity holds an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State University.
Recent work by Charity Troyer Moore
Providing poor Indian women with more control of their potential wages increased labour force participation and led to more progressive gender norms