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Welcome! I am a development economist studying questions in the economics of education. My work focuses on the role of beliefs in driving educational outcomes, drawing on ideas from psychology and behavioral economics.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics and Education at Columbia University. I am on the job market for the 2023-24 academic year.

My job market paper uses a field experiment to investigate the malleability of teachers’ beliefs about the mapping between their effort and what students learn, and its role in influencing teacher effort and student learning.

Going forward, my research agenda is centered around understanding how informational and behavioral barriers affect human capital investments, and how psychosocial tools can be leveraged to overcome adversity in low-income contexts.

I hold an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and a BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Here is my latest CV. You can email me at jk4203@tc.columbia.edu