SUBHA MANI


http://faculty.fordham.edu/smani/smani/Welcome.html



Contact Details

Department of Economics

441 East Fordham Road

Dealy Hall, E 520

Bronx, New York 10458

Email: smani@fordham.edu

Cell: 215-450-4000


Current Position

2008- present: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Fordham University

2012-present: Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

2011-present: Research Associate, Center for International Policy Studies, Fordham University

2014-present: Research Fellow, IZA, Bonn, Germany


Education

2002-2008: Ph.D. Economics, University of Southern California

2002-2003: M.A. Economics, University of Southern California

2000-2002: M.A. Economics, Mumbai University, India

1997-2000: B.A. Economics (Honors), University of Delhi, India


Areas of Specialization

Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Field Experiments, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Education, and Health


Refereed Journal Articles

[1] Mani, Subha. (2012). “Is there Complete, Partial, or No Recovery from Childhood Malnutrition? – Empirical Evidence from Indonesia.” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, vol 74(5): pages 691-715.


[2] Mani, Subha, John Hoddinott and John Strauss. (2012). “Long-term Impact of Investments in Early Schooling — Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia.” Journal of Development Economics, vol 99 (2): 292-299.


[3] Mani, Subha, John Hoddinott and John Strauss. (2013). “Determinants of Schooling – Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia”, Journal of African Economies, vol 22(5): 693-731.


[4] Mani, Subha. (2014). “Socioeconomic Determinants of Child Health - Empirical Evidence from Indonesia”, Asian Economic Journal, vol 28 (1): 81-104.

[5] Dasgupta, Utteeyo and Subha Mani. (2013). “Altruism in the Household: A Pilot Study.” Economic and Political Weekly, vol xlviii (33).


[6] Dasgupta, Utteeyo and Subha Mani. “An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Evaluation”, forthcoming in Perspectives on Economic Education Research (accepted July 2013).

Other Refereed Papers

[1] Mani, Subha. (2007). “Role of the Household and the Community in Determining Child Health”, WIDER Research paper No. 2007/78, Helsinki: UNU-WIDER (online research paper series).

Papers Under Review

[1] Choosing to be Trained: Evidence from a Field Experiment (with Utteeyo Dasgupta, Lata Gangadharan, Pushkar Maitra, and Samyukta Subramanian) (Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization).


[2] Only Mine or All Ours: An Artefactual Field Experiment on Procedural Altruism (with Utteeyo Dasgupta) (under review at World Development).


[3] Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty and Inequality: Young Lives (with Jere R. Behrman, Whitney Schott, Benjamin T. Crookston, Kirk Dearden, Le Thuc Duc, Lia C. H. Fernald, and Aryeh D. Stein) (under review at Economic Development and Cultural Change).


[4] Impact of the NREGS on Schooling and Intellectual Human Capital (with Jere R. Behrman, Shaikh Galab and Prudhvikar Reddy) (under review at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics)


Working Papers

[1] Learning and Earning – Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India (with Pushkar Maitra)


[2] Employment and Health Shocks: New Evidence on the Impact of Morbidity and Physical Activity Limitations from Indonesia (with Sophie Mitra and Usha Sambamoorthi)


[3] Catch-up Effects in Health Outcomes – Linear and Quantile Regression Estimates from Four Countries (with Jere R. Behrman and Andreas Georgiadis)


[4] Still Lost in State Space (with Utteeyo Dasgupta, Lata Gangadharan, and Pushkar Maitra)


[5] The Impact of Child Growth at Different Stages of Infancy and Childhood on Cognitive    Development: Evidence from Four Low- and Middle-Income Countries (with Andreas Georgiadis, Benjamin T. Crookston, Le Thuc Duc, Priscila Hermida, Elizabeth Lundeen, Tassew Woldehanna, Aryeh D. Stein, and Jere R. Behrman)


Work in progress

[1] Impact of the NREGS in Mitigating the Impact of Early Life Stunting on Later Life Schooling (with Jere R. Behrman, Shaikh Galab and Prudhvikar Reddy)


[2] The Impact of an English Language Training Program on Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in Hyderabad, India (with Tarun Jain and Pushkar Maitra)


[3] Impact of a School-based Vocational Education Program on School Completion, Grade Progression and Earnings (with Namrata Tognatta)


[4] Static and Dynamic Schooling and Cognitive Production Functions (with Jere R. Behrman and Muhammad F. Majid)


[5] Role of the Indonesian Midwife Program in Mitigating the Impact of Early Life Infectious Diseases on Later Life Outcomes (with Jere R. Behrman)


[6] How do Better-ranked Colleges help meet India’s Skill Shortages? Evidence using a Regression Discontinuity Design (with Utteeyo Dasgupta, Smriti Sharma and Saurabh Singhal)


[7] Capital Markets and Child Growth in Developing Countries (Nafisa Halim, Benjamin T. Crookston, Kirk A. Dearden and Jere R. Behrman)


[8] Test Score Gains from going to a Private School in India (preliminary stage)


Grants

Received

2013 International Growth Center – India Central, PI, $15,500

2013 3ie’s Policy Window Round 2, Co-investigator (Ramanan Laxminarayan and Jere R. Behrman, PIs), $3,500

2013 Grand Challenges Canada, Co-investigator (Jere R. Behrman, PI), $32,280

2012 International Growth Center – India Central, Co-PI (Pushkar Maitra, PI), $15,555

2011 Faculty Research Grant, Fordham University, PI, $6,450

2011 Fordham Undergraduate Research Grant, Fordham University, PI, $7,325

2010 Faculty Research Grant, Monash University, Co-PI (Pushkar Maitra, PI), $18,338

2010 Faculty Research Grant, Fordham University, PI, $3,600


Under review/revisions to be resubmitted (status)

[1] Barriers and Returns to Skill Accumulation for Low-Income Women: Evidence from a Developing Country (PI) (revised Proposal to be submitted to the National Science Foundation in January 2014)

[2] Impact Evaluation of the Magic Bus Foundation’s Sports in Girls’ Education Programme (co-investigator) (Ramanan Laxminarayan and Jere R. Behrman, PIs) (under review at 3ie Impact Evaluation)


Fellowships and Awards

Merit award, Fordham University, 2013

Population Association of American (PAA) best poster prize, 2013, New Orleans (with Utteeyo Dasgupta)

Merit award, Fordham University, 2012

Faculty Fellowship, Fordham University, Spring 2012

Fellowship, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, USC, 2007-2008

Merit Fellowship, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, USC, 2006-2007

Fellowship Stipend Top Up, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, USC, 2007

Graduate Assistantship, USC, 2003-2006

Represented USC at the Asia Pacific Rim University (APRU) conference, selected by the provost’s office, USC, 2006

Travel award received from the provost’s office to present at the APRU conference, USC, 2006

Strategic Theme Summer Supplement, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, USC, 2005

Merit Fellowship, College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, USC, 2002-2003

Scholarship, Department of Economics, Mumbai University, 2000-2002

Special Research Award, Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT), 2001-2002


Invited Presentations

Rutgers University

Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

City College of New York, October 2013

Amherst College, September 2013

University of Southern California, October 2012

Hunter College, February 2012

University of Pennsylvania, February 2012

Vassar College, April 2011

Jadavpur University, August 2009

Rutgers University, October 2008

Gettysburg College, February 2008

Fordham University, January 2008

University of Melbourne, July 2007

Monash University, July 2007

United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), 2nd Project meeting on ‘Gender and Food Security’, May 2007


Conference Presentations and Workshop Participation

Population Association of America meetings (PAA), Boston, May 2014 (scheduled)

Southern Economic Association, Tampa, Florida, November 2013

Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC), Boston, Massachusetts, November 2013

Society of Labor Economics (SOLE), Boston, Massachusetts, May 2013

PAA meetings, New Orleans, April 2013

American Economic Association (AEA) meetings, San Diego, California, January 2013

National Conference on Teaching Economics and Research in Economic Education, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, California, June 2011

71st International Atlantic Economic Conference, Athens, Greece, March 2011

PACDEV, Berkeley, California, March 2010

The 7th Midwest International Economic Development Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 2010

Population Association of America, Detroit, Michigan, April 2009

Applied Microeconometrics workshop, Madison, Wisconsin, August 2008

Population Association of America, New Orleans, March 2008

Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC), Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 2007

Association of Pacific Rim Universities Conference, Singapore, July 2006

Bureau for Research and Economics Analysis of Development (BREAD) Summer School Participant, Calgary, Canada, July 2005

Western Economic Association International, San Francisco, California, July 2005


Professional Experience

Review Panel for the session titled “Household and Labor Economics” in the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association Meetings in Seattle, Washington, 2012

Member, UNDP Equator Prize Technical Advisory Committee, 2011

Speaker in a one-day workshop on “Program Evaluation” at the Salesian Mission, 2009-2011, New York

Editorial Assistant, part-time, Economic Development and Cultural Change, August 2005-August 2006

Project Consultant, part-time, United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), August 2006-May 2007

Summer Intern, full-time, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), June 2005-August 2005

Summer Intern, full-time, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), June 2001-August 2001

Research Analyst, part-time, 'Jnana Prabodhini', an institute of psychology, June 1998-December 1998


Teaching Experience

Instructor, Principles of Microeconomics, Fall 2008-present

Instructor, Applied Econometrics, Fall 2008-present

Instructor, Community Economic Development, Spring 2009-present

Instructor, Economics of Development, Spring 2014-present

Teaching Assistant, Economies of Less Developed Countries, Professor John Strauss, 2005

Teaching Assistant, Contracts, Organizations, and Institutions, Professor Hyeok Jeong, 2005

Head Teaching Assistant, Principles of Microeconomics, Dr. Russell Mangum, 2004

Teaching Assistant, Principles of Microeconomics, Professor Timur Kuran, 2004

Teaching Assistant, Principles of Macroeconomics, Professor Robert Dekle, 2003


Journal Refereeing

Journal of Development Economics, Economics of Education Review, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Policy Modeling, Growth and Change, Economics Bulletin, African Journal of Agricultural Research, Singapore Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Economics and Human Biology, Journal of Population Economics, Social Science and Medicine.


Service

University level

[1] Member, Faculty Fellowship Advisory Committee, 2013

[2] Presenter, Fall Parent’s Day event, 2012

[3] Presenter, President’s Spring Preview event, 2010

[4] Member, Fulbright interview panel, 2009-11

[5] Participant, New Faculty Mentoring, 2008-2009


Department level

[1] Co-organizer, Department of Economics, Seminar Series, Fall 2010-present

[2] Organizer, Department of Economics, Seminar Series, Fall 2011

[3] Manager, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper Series, Fall 2012-present

[4] Member, Hiring Committees – Development Economics and International Economics, 2011

[5] Member, Hiring Committee – Development Economics, 2012

[6] Economics Major Adviser, Fall 2010-present

[7] Ph.D. Dissertation Reader: Maria Davalos and Frank Canovatchel

[8] Honors Thesis Mentoring: Tyler Boston, Rose Puntel and Alex Levine

[9] International Political Economy and Development: Co-taught workshop on program evaluation and co-led study on workforce development for the Salesian Missions (with Sophie Mitra) 2011-2012

[10] Field Trips: Sarah Scarcelli, Tyler Boston and Peter Lachman travelled with me to India for primary data collection in New Delhi, India


Media Coverage

Policy briefs of my research that appeared at www.ideasforindia.in:


[1] http://www.ideasforindia.in/Article.aspx?article_id=182


[2] http://www.ideasforindia.in/Article.aspx?article_id=165


My research paper was blogged by David McKenzie at the World Bank Impact Evaluation Blog:


[1] http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/the-impact-of-vocational-training-for-young-women-in-delhi


Pedagogy in Action: the SERC portal for educators includes a description of the classroom games published in the pedagogy journal, Perspectives on Economic Education Research


[1] http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/library/experiments/examples/70039.html


References

John Strauss, Professor of Economics

Department of Economics, University of Southern California

3620 South Vermont Avenue, KAP 300, Los Angeles, CA 90089

+1 213 740-7698, jstrauss@usc.edu


Jere R. Behrman, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics

Department of Economics and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

229 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

+1 215 898-7704, jbehrman@econ.upenn.edu


John Hoddinott, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director

Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

+1 202 862-5637, j.hoddinott@cgiar.org