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Dr. Kriti Khanna

Faculty, Plaksha

Past association

  • Lecturer, University of Houston

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development Economics


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Houston, USA


My research interests are broadly in the fields of Financial Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth. My recent research focuses on the role of poor quality judicial institutions in limiting the access to finance for firms and creating a misallocation of resources in the economy. In a dynamic heterogeneous-agents setup with formal and informal firms, I study the impact of credit-contract enforcement in creating the income per capita disparities across Indian States. In another discrete-choice empirical exercise with difference-in-differences, I study the impact of judicial speed on occupational choices of the working population in India.

I obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston, where I also served as a lecturer for Principles in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses. I obtained an M.Phil. and MA in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Before beginning my MA in Economics, I worked as an Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore. Prior to that, I obtained a Bsc(H) in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.