Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Director, Global Lab for Research in Action, UCLA
Manisha Shah is a Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Director at the Global Lab for Research in Action at UCLA. Her research focuses primarily on development economics and health economics. She received her B.A. in economics and development studies from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Recent work by Manisha Shah
Despite evidence of increasing household wages, anti-poverty schemes in India can have an adverse effect by lowering human capital investment
Criminalising sex work in Indonesia led to large increases in sexually transmitted infections among sex workers and likely across the whole population
Lessons on gender parity and staying healthy reduced intimate partner violence and led goal-minded girls to choose age-appropriate and ‘better’ boys
A programme promoting latrine construction in East Java with no financial assistance has limited impact on the health of children in poorer households
A better understanding of ‘price effects’ is needed to improve targeting and reduce trade-offs to education