Archita Banik, Assistant Professor

Archita Banik, Assistant Professor

Archita Banik

Department of Economics
Sutliff Hall 230 | 570-389-4254 |

Dr. Banik joined Bloomsburg University in the Fall of 2013 after receiving her Ph.D. from University of Connecticut. Her area of specialization is health economics, and in her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Three Essays in Health Economics”, she analyzed the role of different socioeconomic factors that affect adult women’s health in India. Her research interest lies in examining health status of under-privileged people in developing economies and disadvantaged groups in developed countries. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from University of Calcutta (Kolkata), India.

Dr. Banik also worked as Research Associate for Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (Kolkata), one of the leading research institutes in India, and for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, a non-governmental organization, before coming to the United States for her Ph.D.

She enjoys teaching and interacting with students. She has taught several courses at UConn as a graduate student and is currently teaching Principles of Micro and Business & Math Econ at BU.

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Research Interests:
Health Economics, Development Economics, and Gender & Minority Studies in Economics

Papers Under Review:

1. "Class Absence, Instructor Lecture Notes, Intellectual Styles, and Learning Outcomes", with Oskar
Harmon, William Alpert, and James Lambrinos, Revise and Resubmit, Atlantic Economic Journal

2. ''Incentives to Correct for Misperception of Health Risk and Suboptimal Prevention" , Under Review

Working Papers:

1. "Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Women's Health: Evidence from India"

2. "Empirical Association Between Women's Self Assessed Health Status and Microcredit: Evidence from India"