Shanthi Nataraj

Associate Economist, RAND Corporation

Shanthi Nataraj is an Associate Economist at RAND Corporation. She received her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on international trade, economic development, and environmental and resource economics. She has explored the impacts of India’s trade liberalisation on the productivity of formal and informal manufacturing firms, and estimated the impacts of Indian trade, industrial, and labour policies on firm size distribution. In the area of environmental and resource economics, she has studied the impacts of water pricing on residential water use in California, and has conducted a field study on consumer willingness-to-pay for cleaner-burning biomass stoves in India.

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