Kaivan Munshi

Professor of Economics

Kaivan Munshi is Professor of Economics at Yale University. His research has been devoted to the analysis of communities and their interaction with economic activity. His recent work has examined the effect of community networks on education and mobility, which are key determinants of growth and development. Professor Munshi’s research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is also engaged in a long-term research program examining the multifaceted role played by informal community institutions in the process of development. Professor Munshi joins Yale from the University of Cambridge, where he was the Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics. He was also the recipient of the Infosys Prize in the Social Sciences in 2016.