Bijetri Bose


90 Smith Street
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA 02120

About Me

I am a Research Associate at the Department of Global Health and Population in the Harvard School of Public Health. As a part of the India Health Systems Study, I am working on analyzing the performance of the health system in Odisha, India.

My research is in applied microeconomics with special interest in health, education, and welfare of girls and women, particularly in developing 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 was as a visiting assistant professor at Oberlin College, Ohio for a year before moving to UCLA. At UCLA, I worked at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center , where I focused on mapping and examining the impact of laws and policies across various countries.


Working Papers

  • Age at Marriage and Risk of HIV Infection: Causal Evidence from India
    Bijetri Bose, Jagori Chatterjee (submitted)
  • Stepping into Adulthood during a Recession: Did Job Losses during the Great Recession Impact Health of Young Adults?
    Shamma Alam, Bijetri Bose (submitted)
  • Effects of Nonprofit Competition on Charitable Donations

Research in Progress

  • Understanding the Organizational Structure of Healthcare Facilities in Odisha, India (with Winnie Yip)
  • Using Administrative Data to Assess Health Scheme Performance (with Sebastian Bauhoff)
  • Examining the repeal of pregnancy bans in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Manisha Shah & David Evans)
  • Do Economic Shocks Affect Women’s Bargaining Power and Violence Against Women: Evidence from Bangladesh (with Shamma Alam)

Policy Briefs & Reports

  • Odisha Health System Assessment Study Report, India Health Systems Project, 2020 (project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Paid Leave: A Detailed Look at Approaches Across OECD Countries, 2019 (project with the Pivotal Ventures)
  • Achieving Equal Chances: Laws and Perspectives on Progress in India, 2018 (project with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)


  • 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)