Das, Shreyasee

At UW-Whitewater


Ph.D., Economics, University of Houston, May 2012

M.A., Economics, University of Houston, May 2009

B.A., Economics, University of Houston, May 2007


Shreyasee Das, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. She earned her doctorate degree at the University of Houston in 2012. Her dissertation focused on water allocation rules and their impact on the economic development in the Krishna Basin in India.

Dr. Das’ research interests are primarily in the fields of Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics and Public Economics. Her current focus is in the area of gender equality and improvement of property rights in India. She has been involved in projects that look at the inheritance rights of women and how it affects not only their welfare, but also the welfare of her children. Further, Dr. Das is particularly interested in measuring gender bias with respect to the educational outcomes of children. Other research has looked into the effectiveness of having female leaders in political offices and its effect on delivering public works program. Dr. Das is also interested in analyzing various policies that are targeted towards improving gender equality especially in the realms of primary and secondary education.

Dr. Das’ teaching experience includes Principles of Microeconomics (Econ 201), Business Statistics (Econ 245), Public Finance (Econ 356) and Growth and Development in the World Economy (Econ 360). She is also an active faculty member in the MS Applied Economics Program. Dr. Das has also been involved with the Research Apprenticeship Program and various independent study programs.

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