Santosh Kumar

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and International Business, Sam Houston State University

Santosh Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and International Business at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, USA. Before joining SHSU, Dr. Kumar has worked at University of Washington, Seattle and Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS).

His research focuses on development economics, program evaluation, public health including the exploration of long-term effects of in-utero and early life conditions on human capital in developing countries. Some of his previous works have explored the effect of vaccination, access to road, electricity, microfinance, distance to health facility, access to iodized salt, exposure to drought, and sanitation on development outcomes such as cognition, education, child health in Bhutan and India.

His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, such as Health Economics, Social Science and Medicine, Applied Economics, Population and Development Review, PLoS ONE, and Journal of Public Health. He has served as Consultant for Asian Development Bank, Albanian Development Fund, and IARD. Dr. Kumar holds a MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Houston, TX, USA.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey