Priti Kalsi is an Associate Professor of Economics at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Born in India, she immigrated to Maryland with her family as the youngest of four children. In the United States, she was raised by hard working immigrant parents who worked minimum wage jobs. She earned her BA in Economics from the University of Maryland, followed by her PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado. She was an Assistant Professor of Economics at California State University, Chico before she moved to RIT.
She has a wide ranging research portfolio covering many countries including India, Taiwan, El Salvador, Latin America, and the United States. Her research interests include fertility, sex ratios, and migration policies. Her scholarship has been published numerous times in journals such as the Journal of Development Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change.