Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar
Assistant Director, Economics in Context Initiative
- Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Economics, Mount Holyoke College
Dr. Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar is the Assistant Director of the Economics in Context Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center, where she works on developing educational materials including introductory economics textbooks and teaching modules. She is a lecturer at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. She also teaches economics in visiting position in the Sustainable International Development Master’s program at Brandeis University.
Pratistha’s teaching and research interests broadly focus on economic development and macroeconomic theory and policy. Her recent research examines the consequences of male labor migration from Nepal on women’s empowerment. Her research covers topics on household power relations and the impacts of migration on development.
She received her B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Massachusetts Amherst.