Applied Seminar: Sheetal Sekhri, University of Virginia

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Sheetal Sekhri, University of Virginia


Sheetal Sekhri is a tenured associate professor in the department of Economics at UVa. She received her PhD from Brown University. As a development economist, most of Professor Sekhri's research is in two thematic areas. She uses theoretical insights and data to answer questions related to causes and consequences of water scarcity and pollution. She also addresses issues related to gender-based violence. Professor Sekhri's secondary interests are higher education, skilled labor markets, and welfare programs in developing countries. Her work often uses primary datasets that she generates based on surveys she conducts and is informed by insights from various disciplines. She has conducted extensive field work in India.

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