Smriti Rao, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

508-767-7327 Founders Hall - Room 313

Degrees Earned

B.A., Birla Institute of Technology
M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Comparative Economic Systems: China, India and the US
International Trade
International Finance
Principles of Microeconomic Theory
Principles of Macroeconomic Theory

Publications & Editorships

Rao, Smriti. 2017. “Women in the Urban Indian Economy: What Can the Data on Migration Tell Us?” in Kongar, E. and R Connelly, eds. Gender and Time Use in a Global Context. Palgrave Macmillan.

Rao, Smriti. 2017. Book Review of Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics As If All Poeople Mattered, second edition. Lourdes Beneria, Gunseli Berik and Maria Floro, eds. Review of Radical Political Economy, July 2017.

Rao, Smriti. 2016. Indicators of gendered control over agricultural resources: A guide for agricultural policy and research. Working Paper No. 1. CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network, CGIAR Consortium Office and International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Cali, Colombia. Revise and Resubmit at Agriculture and Human Development.

Rao Smriti and Kade Finnoff. 2015. “Marriage Migration and Inequality in India 1983-2008”. Population and Development Review, 41(3), pp 485-505.

Rao, Smriti. 2015. “Gender and Financial Inclusion through the Post”. UN Women and Universal Postal Union (UPU) Discussion Paper, April 2015.

Rao, Smriti and Hazel Jean Malapit. 2014. “Gender, Household Structure and Financial Participation in the United States”. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 35(3), pp 1-15.

Rao Smriti and Christina Presenti. 2012 “An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Human Trafficking”. Feminist Economics, 18 (2), pp 231-263.

Rao Smriti. 2011. “Work and Empowerment: Women in Agriculture in South India”. Journal of Development Studies, 47(2), pp 294-215

2008. “Reforms with a Female Face: Gender, Liberalization and Economic Policy in Andhra Pradesh”. World Development, 36 (7), pp. 1213-32

2005. “Women’s Self Help Groups and Credit for the Poor: A Case Study from Andhra Pradesh” in V.K. Ramchandran and M Swaminathan eds. Financial Liberalization, Rural Banking and Credit Markets in India. New Delhi: Tullika Publishers, 2005.

Professional Affiliations

Editorial Board Member, Feminist Economics.

Research Associate, Mind and Society Institute, Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India.