Subha Mani is an Associate Professor of economics at Fordham University. Subha is also a Research Associate at the Center for International Policy Studies at Fordham University. She also holds a Research Affiliate position at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Research Fellow Position at Global Labor Organization (GLO). She has her BA (honors) degree in economics from Delhi University, a Masters degree in economics from Mumbai University, and a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Southern California. Her areas of specialization are development economics, applied econometrics and applied microeconomics. Subha’s main area of interest is in understanding the causes and pathways through which human capital can be accumulated for both young children and adults in developing countries. Subha has undertaken primary data collection, fieldwork and management in India. Her scholarly work as been published at the Journal of Development Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, World Development (3x), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, The Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Economic Psychology and several other high impact generals. Her research has been funded by the International Growth Center – India Central, 3ie-impact evaluation and Grand Challenges Canada.

She joined the IZA network as a Research Fellow in August 2014.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14054
Anjali Chandra, Subha Mani, Heather Dolphin, Meredith Dyson, Yembeh Marah
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11101
Neha Agarwal, Hans-Peter Kohler, Subha Mani
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10701
published as 'Effects of Peers and Rank on Cognition, Preferences, and Personality' in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2022, 104 (3), 587 - 601
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10627
published in: Journal of Economic Psychology, 2019, 70, 1-11
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10256
published in World Development, 2018, 104: 297-309.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10199
published in: World Development, 2019, 114, 314-325
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10048
published as 'Searching for religious discrimination among childcare workers' in: Review of Development Economics, first published 29 January 2020
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