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Reetika Khera | Welfare Needs Aadhaar Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

Stanford Humanities Center International Visitor Reetika Khera is Sulaiman Mutawa Associate Chair in Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She is a development economist whose work focuses on social policy issues including hunger, nutrition, public health, corruption, and basic education in India. Khera received her PhD in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and her M.Phil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. She has received fellowships from the Institute for Economic Growth, the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme, King’s College London, and Princeton University.

Khera’s research has shaped several policy debates around India’s public services. For over fifteen years, she has conducted field studies on India’s public services – child-care centers, school meals, public health services, etc. – with a view to understanding the impact of government programs, contrasts across states, and change over time. She has published widely across disciplinary genres, including in the Journal of Development Studies, Food Policy, Population and Development Review, and World Development, and is regular contributor to Economic and Political Weekly.

This event is part of Stanford's Center for South Asia's new South Asia Today Series.

Details

When:

Thursday, October 12, 2017. 12:00 PM

Where:

ENCINA HALL WEST, ROOM 219

Sponsor:

Center for South Asia, Stanford Humanities Center

Contact:

650-723-0096
kgoulet@stanford.edu

Admission:

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC