S Anukriti

S Anukriti

Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College
Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), and a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University
WAPPP Fellow
S Anukriti

S Anukriti is an economist whose research examines how economic outcomes are shaped by social norms and public policy. Her research interests lie in the fields of development economics, demography, political economy, and the economics of gender.

 

Bio

S Anukriti is an Assistant Professor in the Economics department at Boston College, a Research Affiliate at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA), and a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University. She received a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and B.A. (Honors) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. A major strand of her work has focused on selective abortion of girls in son-preferring countries—she has shown that access to prenatal sex-selection technology can improve postnatal gender gaps in children, while policies that seek to lower fertility, be it financial incentives or fertility limits on politicians, can worsen sex ratios. She has also examined how the marriage market institution of dowry affects households’ financial and childbearing decisions. Her ongoing work explores the consequences of female sterilization—the world’s most prevalent contraceptive method—for women’s well-being and how social networks can be harnessed to reduce the unmet need for contraception in developing countries.

Research Topic

Development economics, demography, political economy, and the economics of gender