Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
Girija Borker is an Economist in the Impact Evaluation unit of the Development Research Group (DECRG) at the World Bank. She works primarily in the areas of development economics, with a focus on gender, violence, education, and transport.
Her ongoing projects study the economic consequences of sexual harassment in public spaces, assess how the structure of the marriage market in India contributes to sex selection, and examine the effects of teacher identity on student performance along with the underlying mechanisms.
Her work has been featured by Quartz, The Hindustan Times, Le Monde, the World Bank, BBC Radio and The New Statesman.
Recent work by Girija Borker
Women choose lower quality colleges, travel for a longer time, and spend more money on commuting, relative to men, to feel safer