Regional Economics, Demography, Applied Econometrics, Public Policy, Natural Resources, Health & Behavioral Economics.
Diversity beyond Race/Ethnicity - developing alternative scalable diversity-metric for the U.S. using socioeconomic indicators.
Spatio-temporal Determinants of Crime - examining crime and neighborhood correlations in Chicago, IL.
Who is Out-of-Work in Virginia? - measuring parameters for unemployment and labor-force engagement across VA regions.
PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS & INVITED TALKS:
Paper presented at Federal-State Cooperative for Population Projections, 10 Apr 2019.
Paper presented at Population and Public Policy Conference, 8-9 Feb 2019.
Presented to Virginia Board of Workforce Development, 28 Nov 2018.
Poster presented at Southern Demography Association Meeting, 10-12 Oct 2018.
Paper presented at Federal-State Cooperative for Population Projections, 25 Apr 2018.
Presented to Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, 6 Feb 2018.
Presented to Treasurers and Commissioners of the Revenue, 22 Jan 2018.
Presented to Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, 18 Jan 2018.
Participated at Southern Demography Association Meeting, 26-27 Oct 2017.
Presented at American Planning Association Conference, 19 Jul 2017.
Poster presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 27-29 Apr 2017.
Deposition to Legislative Commission on Economic Opportunity for Virginians in Aspiring & Diverse Communities, 5 Oct 2016.
Paper presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2016.
Participated at American Community Survey Data Users Group Workshop, 11-13 May 2015.
Participated at Local Employment Dynamics Partnership Training Workshop, 9-10 Sept 2014.
Presented to CEO and Board of Girl Scouts of America, Richmond Metro Area, 31 May 2014.
Participated at Applied Demography Conference, 8-10 Jan 2014.
Presented to Board of Admissions, Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia, 4 Dec 2013.
2 Papers presented at American Sociological Association Conference, 10-13 Aug 2013.
Poster presented at Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, 4-6 Aug 2013.
Paper presented at Northeast Agricultural & Resource Economics Association Conference, 23-25 Jun 2013.
Paper and Poster presented at Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 11-13 Apr 2013.
Paper presented at Population Reference Bureau’s 25th Policy Communications Fellowship Workshop, 6-17 Aug 2012.
Participated at Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development Conference, 3-6 Jun 2012.
Poster presented at 18th Penn State Agricultural Sciences Research Expo, 14 Mar 2012
Poster presented at 27th Penn State Annual Graduate Exhibition, 25 Mar 2012.
Economic Incentives to Manage Above Replacement Fertility: Simulating the Quantity-Quality Tradeoff - static analysis testing the Quantity – Quality model of fertility with various functional forms under different policy experiments.
Model of Childbearing with Two-sided Altruism in Developing Countries: A Calibration Exercise - dynamic model of inter-generational transfers incorporating child labor and lack of old age security which influences fertility decision making.
Raising Quality to Reduce Quantity: Testing the Tradeoff with Evidence from India - empirical analysis with DHS 2005-06 data to estimate how raising quality (health and education) of children may offset propensity to have more children.
Incentives for Healthy Behavior: Experimental Approach to Reduce Obesity - interdisciplinary project targeting health issues, primarily obesity, among the PSU staff and employees using behavioral tools in experimental economics.
Performance of Small-Scale Garment Industry in West Bengal: A Case Study in The Post Liberalisation Era - B.A. dissertation analysing supplier-side pricing for domestic markets and exports.