Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy


Anjali Adukia is an Assistant Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy. Her research is focused on understanding factors that influence educational decisions and the potential role for institutions, such as government agencies and nonprofit organizations, to improve child outcomes, particularly at the intersection of education and health. She examines how the provision of basic needs—such as sanitation, clothing, transportation, and justice—can increase school participation in developing contexts. Her prior research projects have included research and data collection for studies on affirmative action with The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University and consultation with the Broadmoor Neighborhood Project in New Orleans as part of rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts following Hurricane Katrina. She continues to work with non-governmental organizations internationally, such as UNICEF and Manav Sadhna in Gujarat, India. Professor Adukia was selected as a William T. Grant Scholar and as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation postdoctoral fellow. In addition, her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management PhD Dissertation Award and the Association for Education Finance and Policy Jean Flanigan Outstanding Dissertation Award.


Selected Publications

“Sanitation and Education,” American Economic Journal, Applied Economics, April, 2017.

“Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road
Construction,” with S. Asher & P. Novosad, forthcoming, American Economic Journal.

“Religion and Sanitation Practices,” with M. Alsan, K. Babiarz, J. Goldhaber-Fiebert, L. Prince,
accepted, World Bank Economic Review.



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