Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


Seema Jayachandran  
Assistant Professor of Economics; CHP/PCOR Affiliate; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty (former)

Landau Economics Bldg, Room 230
Stanford, CA 94305-6015
(650) 725-1870 (voice)

Research Interests
health and development, sovereign debt, poverty alleviation programs

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Seema Jayachandran is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Stanford Center for International Development (SCID).

Her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries, including health, education, labor markets, and political economy. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review ("Odious Debt," on sovereign debt incurred by dictators), Journal of Political Economy ("Selling Labor Low," on labor market risk in India), and the Quarterly Journal of Economics ("Life Expectancy and Human Capital Investments," on increased education caused by declines in maternal mortality in Sri Lanka), and other journals. Her current projects are based in India, Nepal, and Zimbabwe.

She also works on social issues in the United States. Previously she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. She also worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco. She earned a PhD and master's degree from Harvard University, a master's degree from the University of Oxford where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a bachelor's degree from MIT.

News around the web

Sloan Foundation Honors Promising Young Indian Scholars
Also receiving fellowships are Vinothan N. Manoharan, Harvard University, physics; Mala Murthy, Princeton University, neuroscience; Seema Jayachandran, Stanford University, economics; and Anup Rao, University of Washington, computer science.
February 24, 2011 in San Leandro India West

Scholars receive Sloan Fellowships
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation chose six Stanford scientists and scholars for its Research Fellowships. Manuel Amador, Sean Hartnoll, Seema Jayachandran, Fei-Fei Li, Michael Ostrovsky and Nancy Ruonan Zhang are among the 118 Sloan awardees.
February 16, 2011 in The Stanford Daily