Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Assistant Professor, Economics.
UM Colleague: Arland Thornton
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Arunachalam's research concentrations are in development economics and economic history. Recent work examines the impact of family planning on dowry transfers in Bangladesh.
Arunachalam, Raj, and M. Shah. 2013. "Compensated for Life Sex Work and Disease Risk." Journal of Human Resources, 48(2): 345-369. Abstract.
Arunachalam, Raj, and M. Shah. 2012. "The Prostitute's Allure: The Return to Beauty in Commercial Sex Work." B E Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 12(1). DOI. Abstract.
Arunachalam, Raj, and M. Shah. 2008. "Prostitutes and brides?" American Economic Review, 98(2): 516-522. DOI.
Arunachalam, Raj, and Trevon Logan. 2008. "Is There Dowry Inflation in South Asia?" NBER Working Paper No. 13905.