Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
Namrata Kala is an Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research interests include development and environmental economics, and organizational economics.
Recent work by Namrata Kala
Railways encouraged the growth of cities in colonial India and market access helps explain why
Mechanisation standardises output and lowers supervision needs for hired labour, freeing owners’ families to engage in profitable off-farm activities
Greater managerial autonomy for state-owned enterprises leads to higher sales, profits, and value added, with no negative employment effects
Despite BJP’s demonetisation policy having some negative economic impacts in India, why did they win the Uttar Pradesh state election?
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