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Sheetal Sekhri

Assistant Professor Department of Economics
ss5mj@virginia.edu

Sheetal Sekhri 

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

 

Sheetal Sekhri is an Associate Professor in the economics department.  Her research focuses on development economics and she is a leading scholar of water issues in developing countries.  Numbers of her studies examine the causes and consequences of water scarcity.  Her notable publications demonstrate how water scarcity leads to an increase in poverty and violence against women. Her research also examines how government welfare program delivery can be improved in developing countries to ensure food security for the vulnerable populations.  She has won numerous grants for her policy oriented work in India and was invited to speak at one of India's most prestigious policy platforms - the India Policy Forum.  She was the Giorgia Ruffolo Fellow in the Sustainability ScienceProgram at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2012-2013.