Research Interests: Labour Economics, Human Capital Theory, Public Health and Development Economics.
Pallavi Vyas holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. She also holds an MA in Economics from Bowling Green State University and a BA from Mumbai University. Her fields of interest are Labor Economics, Human Capital Theory, Public Health and Development Economics. In her dissertation, she studied the impact of changes in the female college wage premium and employment shocks on teen fertility behaviour in the U.S.
She is currently a consultant to the World Bank where her projects involve calculating poverty rates for India using Survey to Survey Imputation methods, establishing the relationship between anthropometric indicators for children and wealth measures and a labor market analysis for the Maldives. She is also a consultant to CPWR where she is evaluating medical costs to workers in the construction industry in the U.S. Between 1999 and 2008, Pallavi worked as an economist in economic litigation consulting at Economic Analysis/LECG, in Los Angeles. Her work included analysis in antitrust, securities, brand valuation and corporate labor cases. Prior to joining Economic Analysis/LECG, she worked at the Milken Institute in Santa Monica as a Research Analyst to the President on global economic issues.