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Priyoma Mustafi

  • PhD Student (5th year)

Priyoma Mustafi  is a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, in the Department of Economics. Her research interests lie in the field of Development and Behavioral Economics. Specifically, she is interested in exploring the gender differences to social recognition, gendered norms and information diffusion in households, as well as misreporting among public sector employees.  She explores some of these topics with a regional focus on South Asia and employs both (lab and field) experimental and observational research methods. Currently she has field work based in Pakistan and India.

Prior to starting her doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh, Priyoma worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India (IIM-B) for two years. While at IIM-B, Priyoma had the opportunity to program and conduct multiple experiments in the lab, with a focus on understanding gender differences to different social incentives and behavioral antecedents of individuals engaging in corruption. 

    Education & Training

  • Master of Science in Economics, Shiv Nadar University, India (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts (hons.) in Economics, Jadavpur University, India (2015)
Research Interests

Gender and norms, Household Decision Making, Dishonesty in Public Sector