Pallavi Panda

Associate Professor of Economics: School Of Business
South Hall 117A
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Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., University of Delhi

  • M.A., University of Delhi

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside

More About Me

Dr. Panda’s primary research fields are development economics, health economics, demography, and applied microeconomics. Her work involves evaluating policy effectiveness in improving child health outcomes, women's labor force participation, and malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and India. She has won a competitive Fellowship awarded by Hewlett Foundation/ IIE in Population, Reproductive Health, and Development in 2013-15 for her work investigating the effect of trade policy on health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. She has presented her papers in peer-reviewed top conferences in the field including Centre for Studies of African Economies at University of Oxford, PAA Annual Conference, WEAI Annual Conference, and United Nations University Development Conference. Her other interests includes hiking, traveling, cooking, and dancing.


  • American Economic Association (AEA)

  • Population Association of America (PAA)

  • Western Economic Association International (WEAI)

  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

  • Referee – South African Journal of Economics


  • ECON 112: Introductory Macroeconomics

    A survey introduction to macroeconomics with emphasis on the concepts of national income accounting, consumption, investment, money and banking, and income determination. Attention is given to the problems of employment, price stability, growth, and international economic policy.

  • ECON 346: Health Economics

    In this course we will use methods from microeconomics to investigate how different aspects of the health care system function and to assess the implications for different policies designed to improve that functioning. We will examine the special features of medical care as a commodity, the demand for medical care services, the economic explanations for the behavior of medical care providers (physicians and drug companies), and the functioning of insurance market. We will also be examining the role of and economic justification for government involvement in medical care. Topics to be studied will include: health care market structures; determinants of the demand for and supply of health care; the interrelationships between insurance, supply, demand, and technological innovation; proposed health policy reforms in insurance markets, and international comparisons of health care systems and outcomes. We will use the tools we have learned to review and analyze Obamacare and various other proposals for health care reform. Restricted to School of Business majors.