PhD Student

About Chinmaya Kumar

I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago. My research interests lie at the intersection of development, political, and behavioral economics. I am interested in studying agency problems in public sector organizations and identifying interventions that can improve state effectiveness. In addition, I am also working on the causes of the under-representation of minorities in leadership roles in firms, bureaucracies, and elected bodies. 

My research projects have been funded by several organizations including NSFJ-PALBFI Development Economics CenterThe Weiss FundIGC, and Azim Premji Foundation.

I am on the 2022-23 job market and will be available for interviews.