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Sam Asher, PhDAssistant Professor School of Advanced International Studies
Sam Asher is Assistant Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS and cofounder of Development Data Lab, which works to maximize the value of underutilized data for policy makers, civil society, and the private sector in India and beyond. Sam's research seeks to understand the microeconomic determinants of economic growth, urbanization, and economic opportunity for the poor. Together with Paul Novosad and a wide range of collaborators, he has built a high spatial resolution data platform and new analytic tools to analyze economic development at the local level in India. Current projects are examining the causes and consequences of educational mobility, segregation, and constraints on local growth across India's 600,000 towns and villages.
Pravin Krishna, PhDChung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business School of Advanced International Studies
Pravin Krishna is the Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University, where he is jointly appointed in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC and the Department of Economics in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) in Baltimore. Professor Krishna is also Co-Chair of the Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Krishna has previously been Professor of Economics at Brown University and has also held appointments at a number of other universities, including the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Princeton University, Stanford University and INSEAD. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Johannes Urpelainen, PhDPrince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment School of Advanced International Studies
India plays a central role in global energy markets and climate policy. My work focuses on finding sustainable solutions to meeting India's energy needs. Recent work has studied renewable energy integration in the Indian power system, alternative livelihoods for coal mining communities, and strategies to gradually phase out coal.
- Environment & Climate
- Political Sciences