About

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I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. In July 2018, I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington-Seattle, where I was advised by Prof. Rachel M. Heath.

I am on the job market and will be available for interviews at the 2019 ASSA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. See my CV for more details.

Research: I am an applied microeconomist with a focus on labor and development economics. The main theme of my work is the impact of public policy on women’s lives in developing countries. Some of the issues that I currently work on are: Can guaranteed workfare programs reduce the effect of adverse income shocks on excess female mortality? How does access to finance affect marriage markets when financial transfers at the time of marriage are a common? Are women more likely to choose their spouse if they have better job opportunities? Can better access to potable water affect women’s marriage outcomes and their status within household? Is public policy better implemented in smaller administrative units or is gerrymandering the primary cause of new administrative boundaries? See my working papers and research statement for more details.

Teaching: At the Rhodes College, I teach the introductory course in microeconomics and macroeconomics (ECON 100). Previously, at the University of Washington, I taught undergraduate courses in Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 300) for 2 years and Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON 200) for 2 years. Additionally, I am eager to teach courses in econometrics, labor economics, development economics, gender and family economics, and behavioral and experimental economics in the future. See my syllabi, evaluations, and teaching statement for more details.

Email: sahaj@rhodes.edu; Mail: 221 Buckman Hall, Rhodes College, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112.