Namrata Kala

Namrata Kala

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

W.Maurice Young (1961) Career Development Professor of Management and Assistant Professor in Applied Economics

MIT Sloan School of Management

Scientific Advisor for J-PAL South Asia's Air and Water Lab

Namrata Kala is an Assistant Professor in Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research interests are in environmental and development economics. Her current research projects include studying how firms and households learn about and adapt to environmental change and regulation, the returns to environmental technologies, and the returns to worker training and incentives.

From fall 2015 to 2017, Namrata was a Prize Fellow in Economics, History, and Politics at Harvard University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at J-PAL. She received her PhD in environmental economics from Yale University in 2015. She also holds a BA (Honors) in economics from Delhi University, and an MA in international and development economics from Yale University.

Namrata is the Scientific Advisor of J-PAL South Asia's Air and Water Lab. She has served as a lecturer at J-PAL training events and on the review boards of J-PAL's Crime and Violence Initiative (CVI) and King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI).