Assistant Professor of Economics
Sriniketh Nagavarapu joined Brown University and the PSTC in 2008. While in college, he participated in research on welfare programs in the U.S., including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, and Medicaid.
Nagavarapu developed his interest in labor economics in graduate school at Stanford University, working on issues in both the U.S. and developing countries. His interest in environmental economics arose naturally from his dissertation research, which examines the potential consequences of a further expansion of Brazilian ethanol production for deforestation and regional development, with a focus on the crucial role of the labor market in land use decisions.