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Pallavi Panda

Assistant Professor: School Of Business
South Hall 117A

Office Hours


Tuesday:  9:00 am - 9:45 am & 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Thursday:  9:00 am - 9:45 am or by appointment

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 110: Introductory Microeconomics

    A survey introduction to microeconomics with emphasis on the concepts of demand, supply, production, input markets, general equilibrium, and economic efficiency. Attention is given to the problems of income distribution, agriculture, spillover effects, and international trade.

  • ECON 356: Women & the Economy

    In this course we will use methods from microeconomics to investigate how different aspects of women’s decisions in the labor and health markets could be understood by economic modeling and understand the policy implications of the same. This course is broadly broken into three units. The first unit will introduce economic models of dating, marriage, divorce, and fertility with the goal of understanding the underlying economic choices of women with respect to family as rational economic agents. The second unit will be focused on women’s behavior in the labor force. We will study the model of labor force participation and analyze the effect of childcare on decision to work. This unit will also focus on poverty and welfare programs. The final unit will include a discussion of theories and evidence for wage differences between men and women. We will understand the theoretical literature on discrimination and evidence on the same. Restricted to Economics majors and minors, Women and Gender Studies majors and minors, and Conflict Studies minors. Prerequisites: a C- in ECON 110, and Junior or Senior status. Credits: 3 (3-0) Offered every other Fall