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Faculty Profile: Nidhiya Menon

Nidhiya Menon

Associate Professor of Economics

Development economics, Applied Microeconomics, Labor, Health, Gender, Demography

Nidhiya Menon's primary research interest is the behavior of individuals, households and firms in developing countries. Within this area, she has contributed to topics that include labor and occupational choice, gender-differentiated impacts of labor market policies, child health consequences of environmental (water) pollution, and program evaluation. Her research program in these areas includes both theoretical and empirical work. She has been a consultant at the World Bank and United Nations Foundation, and a researcher at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. Menon received her Ph.D. in economics from Brown University. At Brandeis, she teaches courses in development economics and statistics.

Brown University, Ph.D.
Brown University, M.A.
Mt. Holyoke College, B.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2014) International Growth Center Research Grant
  • (2012) United Nations Foundation
  • (2011) International Growth Center Research Grant
  • (2010) World Bank Research Grant
  • (2010) World Bank Research Grant
  • (2009) Who's Who in America
  • (2009) World Bank Research Grant
  • (2008) Norman Research Grant