Assistant Professor of Economics, Rice University
Rossella Calvi is an Assistant Professor of Economics. She joined Rice University in 2016 after receiving her PhD from Boston College. Her areas of expertise are development economics, and the economics of the family and gender. Her research focuses on issues related to gender inequality, poverty, health and education in developing countries. She is also interested in economic history and studies the role that historical institutions play in determining contemporary outcomes.
Recent work by Rossella Calvi
Policy crackdowns on dowries can reduce their prevalence, but with unintended impacts on women’s decision-making power and domestic violence
Medical missions in colonial India continue to have a lasting impact on the health outcomes of individuals born long after Indian independence
Within-family inequalities in resource allocation can explain the disproportionately high mortality risk faced by older women in India