Professor of Economics, Northwestern University
Seema Jayachandran is an Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Her main research area is development economics. She also serves as a Reviewing Editor at Science, as Co-Chair of the Health Sector for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, and on the Board of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development. She has a PhD in economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in physics and philosophy from the University of Oxford where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from MIT. Prior to joining Northwestern, she was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.
Recent work by Seema Jayachandran
How do cash transfers impact prices? Evidence from rural Mexico
Economic growth can reduce corruption. A Vietnamese study shows that when employment in an industry doubled, bribery fell by 1.6 percentage points
Individuals put less effort into conserving water or energy at home when they share the resulting financial savings with other household members
Payments for ecosystem services programmes for landowners reduce deforestation, presenting a cost-effective approach to cutting CO2 emissions