Maulik Jagnani

Maulik Jagnani

Research/Areas of Interest:

Microeconomic topics in environmental health and human capital in lower-income countries.


  • PhD, Applied Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 2019
  • MS, Economics, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 2012
  • BCom, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2009


Maulik Jagnani is an Assistant Professor of Economics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His research intersects environmental sustainability, human capital development, and poverty alleviation. One area of his work delves into how households and firms anticipate and adapt to extreme environmental health conditions, such as heat, polluted air, and floods. Another explores the consequences of poor environmental and economic conditions on human capital formation, such as education and health. Maulik also investigates the impacts, both intended and unintended, of government policies on environmental health and human capital outcomes. Collaborating with diverse public and private sector partners, he has conducted field experiments in Bangladesh, India, Malawi, and Nepal and leveraged administrative and survey data from India, Indonesia, and Kenya to analyze quasi-experiments or natural experiments, providing actionable insights for policymakers. My first name is pronounced "Mollick."
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