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Associate Professor of Economics

Arun Chandrasekhar

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Associate Professor
Department of Economics

Arun Chandrasekhar is an associate professor in the Department of Economics and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He works on development economics and studies the role that social networks play in developing countries. He is particularly interested in how the economics of networks can help us understand information aggregation failures and the breakdown of cooperation in the developing world. His research approach is methodologically diverse, and includes novel data collection, field experiments, and observational data analysis. 

Focal Areas: Global Development and Trade


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Columbia University