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Dr Vikram Pathania

Post:Reader in Economics (Economics)

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UK:01273 678563
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Vikram Pathania is a reader in economics at the University of Sussex.  He earned a PhD in economics from University of California - Berkeley, and prior to joining Sussex, he was a research fellow at the London School of Economics where he taught masters and undergraduate courses in microeconomics and strategy.  He also has a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU)-Varanasi, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management -Ahmedabad. 

He has diverse work experience spanning stints in UN agencies, investment banking, and consulting.  He has worked in health and development policy-oriented research at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and at the World Bank/IFC in Washington DC.  He has also worked as a fixed income derivatives trader for UBS in London, and in economic consulting for Cornerstone Research in San Francisco. 
Whilst at the WHO, he published in leading medical and public health journals such as JAMA and Lancet.  He now publishes regularly in top economics journals e.g. the American Economic Journals.  He has close to 5400 Google Scholar citations.  His work has received coverage in several media outlets including the BBC, NY Times, LA Times, Bloomberg and many others. 
His current research interest is applied microeconomics on policy relevant issues.  His research is oriented towards testing micro-economic theory, credibly identifying causal links of policy relevance, and evaluating the effect of interventions. Specific examples include  measuring the causal effect of proximity to fast food outlets on obesity among school children, the causal link between cellphone usage while driving and crash risk, the impact of malaria control on infant mortality, the causal effect of high cost short term debt on borrowers' financial health etc.

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