Raji Jayaraman

Associate Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

University of Toronto

Raji Jayaraman is Associate Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. Her research in development and labor economics examines the role of incentives and social preferences on the decisions and performance of students, workers, and consumers. Her recent empirical work has examined the effect of incentive pay on worker productivity; school feeding programs on student outcomes; defaults on charitable donations; and immigration on employment. In collaboration with theorists, she has also worked on the identification of peer effects in social interactions models. Her research has been published in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Development Economics. She did her B.A. at McGill University, her M.A. at Yale University, and her Ph.D. at Cornell University.