Vaishnavi Surendra
Job Market Paper:
The Moneylender as Middleman: Formal Credit Supply and Informal Loans in Rural India
Dissertation:
Essays on Credit Markets in Rural India
Fields of research:
  • Development, Labor, Household Finance, Economics of Institutions
Education:
  • PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley. 2020.
  • MSc, Economics, London School of Economics. 2012.
  • MA (5 year integrated bachelors and masters), Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. 2011.
Teaching:
  • Introduction to Economics -- Martha Olney -- Head Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Fall 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Microeconomic Theory with Application to Natural Resources -- Jeff Perloff -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Spring 2017
  • Microeconomic Theory with Application to Natural Resources -- Ethan Ligon -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Fall 2016
  • Environmental Economics -- David Roland-Holst -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Spring 2016
  • Introduction to Economics -- Martha Olney -- Graduate Student Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Fall 2015
References:
  • Aprajit Mahajan
    Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: aprajit@berkeley.edu

  • Ethan Ligon
    Associate Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: ligon@berkeley.edu

  • Vijayendra Rao
    Lead Economist, Development Economics Research Group, The World Bank
    Email: vrao@worldbank.org

Contact Information:

Email: v.surendra@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510)-316-5888

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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