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Raj Arunachalam

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Economics.

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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

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.

Other Reports

Arunachalam, Raj, and Trevon Logan. 2008. "Is There Dowry Inflation in South Asia?" NBER Working Paper No. 13905.