Sanghmitra Gautam

Sanghmitra Gautam

Assistant Professor of Economics
PhD, University College London
research interests:
  • Development Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Public Economics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Department of Economics
    MSC 1208‐228‐308
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Sanghmitra Gautam's research focuses on the role of imperfect credit markets and externalities in shaping household demand for basic healthcare technologies in the developing world. 

In her approach, Gautam combines dynamic household demand models of technology adoption with strategic interaction models that she identifies and estimates on unique micro-data using novel econometric methods. Her teaching interests include statistical methods in economics and public economic issues in developing countries.