Lakshmi Iyer

Lakshmi Iyer is an Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame, holding appointments in the Department of Economics and the Keough School of Global Affairs. Her primary research fields are development economics and political economy, and she is currently working on several projects related to the determinants and consequences of women’s political participation. She has previously studied historical and current property rights institutions in several developing countries including India, Vietnam, China and the Philippines, as well as many dimensions of the distribution of political power within developing countries.

Lakshmi Iyer teaches undergraduate and PhD classes in the Department of Economics and masters classes at the Keough School. Prior to Notre Dame, she was a faculty member at the Harvard Business School, where she authored numerous case studies on institutions, macroeconomics and economic policy. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute, and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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