Kusum Mundra obtained her Ph.D from University of California, Riverside in 2001 and her M.A. from Delhi School of Economics in 1995. She was an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and worked in economic litigation consulting at NERA Economic Consulting New York before she joined Rutgers University Newark.
Her areas of interest include immigration and international migration, minority population, terrorism and conflict, and nonparametric and semiparametric panel data models.

She has worked on issues ranging from the effect of immigrant networks on international trade, social networks and the immigrant population, earnings gap across gender, access to healthcare for immigrant women and empirical investigation of suicide bombing events. Some of her publications are in the American Economic Review- Papers and Proceedings, Demography, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Handbook of Applied Econometrics and Statistical Inferences, and Terrorism and Political Violence.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2009.

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Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9935
forthcoming in: Housing Studies, 2018
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8038
published in: Journal of Housing Research, 2015,24 (1), 2015, 55-72.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7073
published in: International Trade Journal, 28 (4), 2014, 311-343.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6676
published in: Review of International Economics, Special Issue: Migration and Culture, 2013, 21(2), 204-218.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5237
published in: Gil Epstein and Ira Gang (eds.), Migration and Culture, Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, 8, Emerald Publishing, Bingley, 2010, 357-373
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