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My research focuses on studying important questions of policy concern in the fields of health, development, and the economics of crime. I have laid a particular focus on exploring gender-related issues in developing countries with work exploring how post-marital residence norms impact female autonomy and domestic violence in South and Southeast Asia, barriers to female entry in electoral politics in India, and how exposure to violence impacts maternal and child health and development in Pakistan. Another study also explores this question in the context of the United States. 

A separate research agenda has explored issues in the economics of crime in developed countries with studies focusing on the effect of illegal firearms on crime in the US, effects of transportation infrastructure on crime prevalence, and the improvement of housing stock on neighbourhood crime. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Child Health and Development
  • Risky Behaviours


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