Arindam Nandi is a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy. Dr. Nandi received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Nandi’s research at CDDEP focuses on the long term effects of early childhood interventions on cognitive, educational, and labor market outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, and the costs and cost-effectiveness of maternal and child health interventions in India. He has jointly led a large field study on the cost of delivering routine vaccination in seven Indian states. Dr. Nandi is also involved in an experimental study of the impact of a physical activity-based child development program on adolescent health, cognitive, and personality development outcomes. His recent research evaluated the economic benefits of various health interventions and policies in India and the political economy of gender, particularly sex-selective abortions, in India and the US.
In the past, Dr. Nandi served as the Associate Director of Research at the Tata Centre for Development at the University of Chicago and was a visiting scholar at the Public Health Foundation of India. He has also worked with the World Bank on poverty reduction and economic management in India and with the University of California Global Health Institute. Dr. Nandi’s primary research interests are health economics, development economics, and public health, and his personal research page can be viewed here.