Professor, Department of Economics, UC San Diego
Prashant Bharadwaj is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. He received his BA in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2004 and his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 2009. He has been at UC San Diego since 2009. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and of the Center for Evaluation of Global Action (CEGA).
Recent work by Prashant Bharadwaj
A combination of information and cash transfers is effective in changing maternal behavioural practices, which could bring down malnutrition
Forced migration can create conditions that lead to early marriage for adolescent women
Mothers who received modest cash inputs along with information on practices to reduce malnutrition were more likely to adopt those practices
The economic and political consequences of the partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947