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Ketki Sheth

Office Location: Room - 131, Cherokee Mills 865-974-6735

Ketki Sheth is a development and labor economist whose research focuses on understanding the drivers of gender gaps and three key dimensions of human development emphasized in international development: financial access, health and education. She is currently working on research projects that uncover different factors that contribute to gender gaps, such as gender discrimination, language preferences and policies that reduce barriers for girls’ educational achievement. Sheth primarily utilizes field and lab experiments in low- and middle- income countries to identify causal relationships motivated by theory and policy, often in partnership with development practitioners. She has been the primary investigator on randomized controlled trials in India, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. She is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Effective Global Action and an active contributor to the East Africa Social Science Translation Collaborative, a research network seeking to build social science scholarship in East Africa. She earned her doctorate in economics from the University of California, San Diego.



2014 University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., Economics

2004 University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Economics and Psychology