Priya Mukherjee is an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her primary research interests include development economics, with an emphasis on the role of human capital and political economy. She utilizes both field experiments and non-experimental methods in her work. Her current research projects are based in India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Nepal, and include studies on the impact of democratization and decentralization, improving state capacity, understanding education markets, and investigating the effects of the pandemic on the wellbeing of children and women. Her research has been published in journals including The Review of Economics and Statistics, Econometrica, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Development Economics. Dr Mukherjee received her PhD at Cornell University, an MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics, and a BA in Mathematics (with honors) at Delhi University.
She became an IZA Research Fellow in May 2023.