Sriya Iyer is an Isaac Newton Trust Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, and an Official Fellow and College Lecturer at St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow of the Centre for Research in Microeconomics, Cambridge, and on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture. She obtained her degrees in Economics from the University of Delhi and the University of Cambridge. She was awarded a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2014.
Her research interests are in development economics and applied microeconomics, focusing on the economics of religion, economic demography, rationality, and education. Her research explores demographic and educational differences by religion and ethnicity, game theory and rationality, religious education, religiosity and mental health, and religious competition in emerging economies. She is currently writing a book on the economics of religion in India.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2012.