Anja Sautmann

Assistant Professor of Economics


Anja Sautmann joined Brown University in 2010 and the PSTC in 2012. Sautmann's honors include a doctoral dissertation research award from the National Science Foundation and the MacCracken Fellowship at NYU. 

Sautmann's research interests cover a range of topics in microeconomics and development economics. She has studied the "inflation" of dowry payments and the connection with the increase in population growth in India, as well as the role of age preferences for marriage age patterns. Other research concerns the effects of biased self-beliefs on employer-employee relationships and work contracts.


Development, Experimental economics, India, Marriage, Microeconomics