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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 completed my Ph.D. in Economics and Education at Columbia University. In Fall 2024, I will be joining Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Economics.

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