Assistant Professor of Economics
Sriniketh Nagavarapu received a BA in Economics from Stanford University in 2002. While in college, he participated in research on welfare programs in the US, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, and Medicaid. He developed his interest in labor economics in graduate school at Stanford University, working on issues in both the US 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. Nagavarapu joined the Brown faculty in July 2008 with a joint appointment in Economics and the Center for Environmental Studies.