Priya Mukherjee is an assistant professor at the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is an affiliate of the Center for South Asia.
Born in Wellington (Tamil Nadu) and raised in New Delhi, India, she earned a B.A. (honors) in mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University (India), an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics (London, UK), and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). She was previously an assistant professor at the William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA), and a Visiting Scholar at Boston University.
Prof. Mukherjee’s primary research interests include development economics, education policy, political economy, and health.
Her interests lie in political economy, education, and health, and she utilizes both field experiments and non-experimental methods in her work. Her current research projects are based in India, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, and include studies on the impact of democratization and decentralization, improving state capacity, understanding education markets, and more recently, the investigating effects of the pandemic on children’s wellbeing.