He is a pioneer in the field of social economics, especially as applied to economic development. Prof. Munshi’s specific contribution has been to apply rigorous theoretical and econometric methods to the analysis of informal community-based institutions.
Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2013, he has worked for Brown University from 2003 to 2013, the University of Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2003 and Boston University from 1995 to 1998. Prof. Munshi will join the Department of Economics, Yale University in the fall of 2019.
Prof. Munshi’s research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a recipient of the Infosys Prize in the Social Sciences (2016).