I am a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego. My research interests are in development and labor economics. My research affiliations include BREAD, CEGA, CERP and the NBER. I have served as an editor at Journal of Human Resources and Economic Development and Cultural Change. Currently I am an associate editor at the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Health Economics. I am also the Vice Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics and the Program Director of the South Asian Studies minor at UCSD.