Anitha Sivasankaran

Anitha Sivasankaran

PhD. Economics 2013, Cultural Bridge Fellow
Center for Micro Finance, India

Anitha Sivasankaran worked in Thanjavur, India with a research team of students and faculty from Harvard, and the Center for Micro Finance. The team is conducting a randomized impact evaluation of a microfinance institution serving rural areas in the Thanjavur and Thiruvarur districts in South India. In particular, she will be focusing on the impact of microfinance on female empowerment, and she will be trying to design more objective and easily quantifiable measures of female empowerment based on observed behavior, that can be used to supplement evidence from surveys.