Manaswini Rao
Job Market Paper:
Judges, Lenders, and the Bottomline: Court-ing Economic Growth in India
Dissertation:
Essays in Empirical Institutional Economics
Fields of research:
  • Primary: Development Economics
  • Secondary: Political Economics, Applied Econometrics
Education:
  • PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Berkeley (Expected 2020)
  • Master of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley (May 2010)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Comp Sc. and Engg.), B.M.S. College of Engineering (India) (2004)
Honors and Awards:
  • 2018 IRLE Graduate Student Award (w/ Vaishnavi Surendra) ($6000)
    2017 ATAI Grant (w/ Xavier Gine, Aprajit Mahajan, Anup Malani) ($233,565)
    2017 IGC Grant for Judicial Efficiency and Economic Outcomes (Aprajit Mahajan (PI)) (£50,000)
    2015 Levin Family Fellowship (w/ Fiona Burlig and Louis Preonas) ($800)
    2015 Maharaj Kaul Research Travel Grant ($ 1000)
    2014 Post Primary Education Initiative Exploratory Grant (w/ Bastien Michel and Bhavya Srinivasan)
    ($ 10000)
    2013 USAID DIV Award Pilot Stage, (w/ Emily Breza, Arun Chandrasekhar, and Ashish Shenoy) ($
    99,632)
    2009-2010 Berkeley International Office Fellowship
    2009 Jacob K. Javits Summer Fellowship

Teaching:
  • International Economic Development (Master) -- Alain de Janvry and Bruce Wydick -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley Dept. ARE and Public Policy (joint), 2017
  • Economic Development (Undergraduate) -- Aprajit Mahajan -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley Dept. ARE and Economics (joint), 2016
  • Macroeconomic Analysis (Undergraduate) -- Steven Wood -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley Dept. Economics, 2010
  • 20th Century Economic History (Undergraduate) -- Brad DeLong -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley Dept. Economics, 2009
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Contact Information:

Agricultural & Resource Economics University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California Email: manaswini.rao@berkeley.edu

Placement Directors:

Professor Maximilian Auffhammer
auffhammer@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-643-5472

Professor Sofia Villas-Boas
sberto@berkeley.edu

Placement Officer:

Diana Lazo
lazo@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-642-3345

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