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Prachi Jain - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Prachi Jain Prachi Jain

Assistant Professor of Economics | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Prachi Jain is a development, experimental and behavioral economist. She is interested in how poor households cope with risk, specifically in how households use their social networks. Her recent work examines how stress affects economic-decision making and household bargaining in Kenya.

Education (3)

University of Michigan: Ph.D., Economics 2016

University of Michigan: M.A., Economics 2013

University of California, Berkeley: B.A., Economics 2010

Highest Honors in Economics


Areas of Expertise (3)

Behavioral Economics

Development Economics

Experimental Economics

Accomplishments (6)

BCLA-StudyLA Faculty Research Fellowship

Loyola Marymount University, 2019

Rackham One Term Dissertation Fellowship

University of Michigan

Nominated by the Department of Economics for University's "Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award"

University of Michigan, 2015

Rackham Merit Fellowship

University of Michigan, 2010-11 and 2013-15

Letter of Commendation for Excellent Teaching in the Department of Economics

University of Michigan, 2013

Phi Beta Kappa

University of California, Berkeley, 2010

Affiliations (1)

  • Research Affiliate, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, Nairobi, Kenya

Languages (3)

  • English (native)
  • Spanish (intermediate)
  • Hindi (basic)

Event Appearances (12)

University of San Francisco

Invited Speaker  2020

Pacific Conference for Development Economics

University of Southern California  2019

Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries

UC Berkeley  2019

Liberal Arts Behavioral and Experimental Economics Workshop

Colorado College  2019

Economic Science Association North American Meeting

Loyola Marymount University  2019

Smith College

Invited Speaker  2019

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Invited Speaker  2019

Claremont Graduate University

Invited Speaker  2019

Pacific Conference for Development Economics

UC Davis  2018

Bay Area Behavioral and Experimental Economics Conference

University of San Francisco  2018

Loyola Marymount University

Invited Speaker  2017


Please see CV  for a complete list of event appearances.

Research Grants (7)

BCLA Research Expense Account

Loyola Marymount University 


BCLA Faculty Research and Writing Grant

Loyola Marymount University 


Dickstein Graduate Research Award

Department of Economics and the Jordan and Kim Dickstein Department of Economics African Initiative Fund, University of Michigan 


Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research (MITRE

Department of Economics, University of Michigan 


Michigan Institute for Teaching and Research (CIBER)/Global Initiatives

University of MIchigan 


Riecker Graduate Student Research Grant from the Center of Education of Women

University of Michigan 


Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant

University of Michigan 


Courses (3)


ECON 3300

Economic Development

ECON 4740

Global Poverty

ECON 3750

Articles (2)

Measuring self-efficacy, executive function, and temporal discounting in Kenya

Behaviour Research and Therapy

with Kristina Esopo, Daniel Mellow, Catherine Thomas, Hannah Uckat, Justin Abraham, Chaning Jang, Nicholas Otis, Michala Riis-Vestergaard, Amanda Starcev, Kate Orkin and Johannes Haushofer

2018, 101: 30-45.

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Please see CV

for a complete listing of articles.