Bijetri Bose


Office LSB 2203
World Policy Analysis Center
Fielding School of Public Health
UCLA, CA 90095

About Me

I am a senior research analyst at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center in the Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

My research is in applied microeconomics with special interest in education, health and welfare of girls and women, particularly in developing countries. I also work on understanding and examining the impact of laws and policies across various countries.

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington in 2015. I also have Masters and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi) and Jadavpur University (Kolkata) in India, respectively. I worked as a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College, Ohio for a year before moving to UCLA.


Submitted Papers

  • Can Working Women and Men Afford to Take Paid Leave: A Comparative Study of the Extent to Which Paid Leave Benefits in the OECD Keep Families Out of Poverty
    Bijetri Bose, Amy Raub, Alison Earle, Jody Heymann
    (Accepted pending revisions in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis)
  • Did the Great Recession Affect Fertility? Examining the Impact of Job Displacements on Timing of Births in the U.S.
    (R&R in the Southern Economic Journal)
  • Protecting Motherhood from Discrimination in the Workplace: An Analysis of National Legislative Frameworks (with Feliz Quinones, Gonzalo Moreno, Amy Raub, and Jody Heymann)
  • (R&R in the Journal of Marriage and Family)
  • Effects of an Economic Strengthening Intervention on Economic Well-being for the Household, Woman, and Child: Findings from Burkina Faso
    Leyla Karimli, Bijetri Bose, Njeri Kagotho
  • Effects of Tuition-free Primary Education on Women's Access to Family Planning and on Health Decision-making: A Cross-national Study
    Bijetri Bose, Jody Heymann
  • The Great Recession and Physical Health of Young Adults
    Shamma Alam, Bijetri Bose

Working Papers

  • Effects of Nonprofit Competition on Charitable Donations
  • Identifying and Prioritizing Social Determinants of Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health in India (with Willeta Waisath, and Jody Heymann)
  • Examining the Impact of Job Displacements on Mental Health of Young Adults (with Shamma Alam)

Work in Progress

  • Teacher Demographics and Student Outcomes in Pakistan (with Jagori Saha)
  • Examining Condom Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Manisha Shah)
  • Effects of Inclusive Education Laws on Educational Outcomes (with Jody Heymann)

Policy Briefs

  • Achieving Equal Chances: Laws and Perspectives on Progress in India (project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Paid Leave: A Detailed Look at Approaches Across OECD Countries (project with the Pivotal Ventures)


  • ECON 101: Principles of Economics, Oberlin College. (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
  • ECON 209: Development Economics, Oberlin College. (Spring 2016)
  • ECON 400: Seminar in Development Economics, Oberlin College. (Fall 2015)

  • ECON 482: Econometric Theory & Practice, University of Washington. (Summer 2015)
  • CED 6050: Commerce & Economic Development, Northeastern University, Seattle. (Spring 2015)
  • BIS 232: Data Visualization, University of Washington, Bothell. (Winter 2015)
  • BIS 315: Understanding Statistics, University of Washington, Bothell. (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • ECON 300: Intermediate Microeconomics, University of Washington. (Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014)
  • ECON 200: Introduction to Microeconomics, University of Washington. (Autumn 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012)
  • ECON 200: Introduction to Macroeconomics, Seattle Central Community College. (Autumn 2012)

  • ECON 200: Introduction to Microeconomics, University of Washington. (Winter 2010, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010)
  • PSYCH 315: Statistics in Psychology, University of Washington. (Winter 2011)