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Shanthi Manian Faculty

Shanthi Manian

Assistant Professor


  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Field Experiments
  • Global Health


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of California, San Diego 2017
  • M.A. Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2014
  • B.Sc. International Economics, Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, 2006 – Magna Cum Laude


  • “Leadership and Gender Discrimination: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia,” with Shibiru Ayalew and Ketki Sheth.
  • “Health Certification in the Market for Sex Work: A Field Experiment in Dakar, Senegal.”
  • “The effect of HIV prevention products on incentives to supply condomless commercial sex among female sex workers in South Africa,” with Matthew Quaife, Peter Vickerman, Robyn Eakle, Maria A. Cabrera-Escobar, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, and Fern Terris-Prestholt. Revise and Resubmit.
  • “Conflict and Risky Health Behavior: Evidence from Mexico’s Drug War.” Submitted.


  • Arredondo J, Gaines T, Manian S et al. (2018). The law on the streets: Evaluating the impact of Mexico’s drug decriminalization reform on drug possession arrests in Tijuana, Mexico. The International Journal of Drug Policy.
  • Padian N, Manian S. (2011). Invited Comment: The concurrency debate: time to put it to rest. The Lancet.
  • Padian N, McCoy S, Manian S et al. (2011). Evaluation of Complex, Combination HIV Prevention Programs: Essential Issues. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.


  • Fall 2017: EconS 427 – Economic Development


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Office Phone:
(509) 335-8739