Area of Expertise
Financial Development, Macroeconomics
Dr. Khanna's research interests are broadly in the fields of Financial Development, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth. Her 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, she studies 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, she studies the impact of judicial speed on occupational choices of the working population in India.
Dr. Khanna had obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston, where she also served as a lecturer for Principles in Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses. She had obtained an M.Phil. and MA in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. Before beginning her MA in Economics, she worked as an Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services, Bangalore. Prior to that, she had obtained a Bsc(H) in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.