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Lata Gangadharan is a Professor in the Department of Economics. For more information about her research please go to the following website: https://sites.google.com/site/latagangadharan1/home

Lata obtained her PhD in 1998 from the University of Southern California. She is an experimental economist and her research encompasses experiments in markets and auction design, and experiments on social preferences.

Her research in the area of environmental economics has direct relevance to formulating policies for improving environmental quality locally as well as globally. She has designed experiments to understand attitudes towards corruption, design appropriate institutions for credit provision in developing countries and measure trust and trustworthiness between individuals in economic transactions.

She has published extensively in reputed journals such as the American Economic Review, ScienceEuropean Economic Review, Nature Communications, Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management among others. She is currently Co-Editor at Experimental Economics, and an Associate editor at several journals such as Economic Inquiry and the Journal of Economic Psychology.

Research area keywords

  • Economic Experiments
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Social Preferences
  • Development


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