Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Delaware
Manaswini is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at University of Delaware. Her research interests span the broad areas of development economics and economic growth. She studies the judiciary examining how frontline judicial capacity affects local firms and markets. She also works on collective action and coordination in natural and agricultural resource management. Before joining UD, Manaswini was a Postdoc at UC San Diego and graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2020 with a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Recent work by Manaswini Rao
Increasing judicial staffing in frontline courts lowers the pending backlog of legal cases and enables capital stuck in litigation to be put to more...
Incentivising production quality in cooperative agriculture: Evidence from Indian dairy cooperatives
Group incentives can lead agricultural cooperative managers to improve production quality, but increasing transparency around incentives can backfire