S Anukriti is an Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank, based in Washington DC. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Boston College. She holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University, an MA in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, and a BA (Honors) in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. She is a Fellow of the Center for Development Economics and Policy at Columbia University.
Her research focuses on topics in development economics, the economics of gender, demography, and political economy. In recent work, she has examined political aspirations in low-income countries, the role of financial incentives in simultaneously decreasing fertility and the sex ratio at birth in societies with a strong preference for sons, and the effects of trade liberalization on fertility and child survival in India. Her ongoing research explores the positive unintended consequences of access to sex-selection technology, the marriage market effects of sex ratio imbalances, and the effect of female sterilization on spousal violence in India.
She joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2013.