Anjini Kochar is Director of the India Program at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development. Prior to joining the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development, Kochar was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Her research focuses on the micro-economics of development, and specifically on issues related to education, health, credit, population, inequality and the effectiveness of government programs. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy. Kochar received her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago.