Senior Visiting Fellow
Dr. Manisha Goel is an Associate Professor of Economics at Pomona College in California. Her published research spans labor economics, trade, development, and corporate finance. She has several papers examining how agents’ caste and religious identities affect decisions they make for the firms they work for. She also uses the text of firms’ annual reports to examine the heterogeneous effects of the sudden demonetization of Indian currency in November 2016, among other questions. In earlier work, she uncovered curiously divergent trends in inequality between and within skill groups in India. In addition to using rigorous econometric methods, she extensively uses big data, machine learning, and natural language processing methods. Previously, Manisha was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her doctoral degree in Economics from the Ohio State University.