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Maya
Chandrasekaran

PhD Candidate, Environmental Economics

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I am a 5th year PhD candidate in environmental policy and economics at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. I am also a Global Health Doctoral Scholar with the Duke Global Health Institute.

 

I'm an applied economist with research interests in the nexus of gender, energy, and empowerment in low and middle income countries

  • Sectors of interest include energy and water access, energy transitions, women and gender, time use and valuation, intrahousehold dynamics

  • Methods include impact evaluations, econometric modeling, Bayesian statistics, nonmarket valuation methods 

  • Regions I currently study include east and southern Africa and south Asia. 

I have taught in numerous classes at Duke, including Economics of the Public Sector (undergraduate), Environment and Development (undergraduate), Monitoring and Evaluation (masters), Principles of Economics and the Environment (undergrad), and more.

 

I'm advised by Marc Jeuland and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

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