Divya Balasubramaniam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: Barbelin 107F
Phone: (610) 660-1561
Email: dbalasub@sju.edu


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education

  • Ph. D. in Economics July 2010 Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • M. Sc. in Economics May 2004 Madras School of Economics, Anna University, Chennai, India
  • Bachelor of Commerce May 2002 Stella Maris College, University of Madras, Chennai, India

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics and Asian Studies, Saint Joseph’s University
August 2010- Present

Instructor
Department of Economics, University of Georgia
May 2007- July 2010

Research & Teaching Assistant
Department of Economics, The University of Georgia
August 2004-July 2010

Courses Taught

  • ECN 101-D01 MWF 10:10-11  BE 301
  • ECN 101-D02 MWF 11:15-12:05  BE 115
  • ECN 410 Econometrics MWF 9:05-9:55  MH 314

Publications

Refereed Publications

1. Balasubramaniam, Divya, Santanu Chatterjee, and David B. Mustard (2013). "Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India, Economica, 81: 140–160. doi: 10.1111/ecca.12056

2. Fertig, Angela, Phaedra S. Corso, and Divya Balasubramaniam. (2012). "Benefits and Costs of a Free Community-Based Primary Care Clinic," Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 34(4): 456-470.

3. Balasubramaniam, Divya (2014). “Why do social divisions influence tap water access in rural India? Evidence from the National Family Health Survey” The Empirical Economics Letters, 13(4):347-356.

4. Liu, Echu, Divya Balasubramaniam and Amanda Hunt (2015). "Does access to water matter? A study on the nutritional status of school-aged children in India," Journal of Public Health,1-6. Doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv149.

Other Publications

5. Balasubramaniam, Divya, Santanu Chatterjee, and David B. Mustard. "Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India, IZA Discussion paper No. 5977.

*A revised and expanded version of the above paper was eventually published in Economica. Working Papers

6. Balasubramaniam, Divya. “Female Empowerment and its Implications for Women’s Health Care Utilization in India,” June 2015.

7. Balasubramaniam, Divya, Santanu Chatterjee, and David B. Mustard. "Private versus Public Investment in Determining Child Health Outcomes in India: A Quantile Regressions Approach," September 2015. Manuscripts in Progress

8. Effect of Inheritance Rights on Children’s nutritional status in India.

9. Female Empowerment and Maternal Health: A Survey.

10. Race and gender differences in underweight among young children in India

11. Impact of Education on Fertility Decisions and Child Mortality in South Asia- A cross country study.

Conference Presentations

1. "Female Empowerment and its Implications for Women’s nutritional status in India," in International Atlantic Economic Conference, October 2015.

2. "Female Empowerment and its Implications for Women’s nutritional status in India," in Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference, May 2015.

3. "Female Empowerment and its Implications for Women’s nutritional status in India," in Eastern Economic Association Conference, March 2015.

4. "Female Empowerment and its Implications for Women’s nutritional status in India," in Southern Economic Association Conference, forthcoming November 2014.

5. “Access to Water and Nutritional Status: A Study of School-Aged Children in India,” in Eastern Economic Association Conference, March 2014 (accepted for presentation)*

6. “Obesity a Public Health Problem in the Developing World: A Study on young Children in Rural and Urban India,” in Mid- Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference, November 2013.*

7. "Obesity a Public Health Problem in the Developing World: A Study on Young Children in Rural and Urban India," in International Atlantic Economic Society Conference, October 2013.*

8. “Obesity a Public Health Problem in the Developing World: A Study on young Children in Rural and Urban India,” in Southern Economics Association Conference, November 2012.*

9. “The Effect of Safe Water, Sanitation, and Human Capital on Child Nutrition and Health: A Quantile Regressions Approach” Mid- Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference, November 2012. **

10. “The Effect of Safe Water, Sanitation, and Human Capital on Child Nutrition and Health: A Quantile Regressions Approach” Pennsylvania Economic Association, May, 2012.

11. “The Effect of Safe Water, Sanitation, and Human Capital on Child Nutrition and Health: A Quantile Regressions Approach” Northeast Business and Economics Association, November 2011. **

12. “Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India” Southeastern International/Development Economics Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, December 2009.

13. “The Distributional Consequences of Access to Safe Water and Sanitation on Child Nutrition in India: A Quantile Regressions Approach” Southern Economic Association Conference, November 2009.

14. “Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India” Southern Economic Association Conference, November 2009.

15. “The Distributional Consequences of Access to Safe Water and Sanitation on Child Nutrition in India: A Quantile Regressions Approach” Summer Seminar Series at the Department of Economics, The University of Georgia, June 2009.

16. “Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India” Graduate Student Conference at the Graduate Student Association, The University of Georgia, April 2009.

17. “Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India” Poster Presentation, Southern Economics Association Conference, November 2008.

Note: *A revised version & title of the paper is currently under review in the Journal of Public Health; **A revised version & title of the paper is cited under “working papers”.

Grants and Awards

Research/Teaching Grants

  • Grants Summer Research Grant ($8000) - Saint Joseph’s University, 2013
  • Faculty Development Initiative ($3000)- Saint Joseph’s University, 2013 (grant to develop writing-intensive courses)
  • Curriculum Development Grant ($4000) - Saint Joseph’s University, 2012

Awards and Honors

  • SJU Faculty Merit Award, Research, 2015
  • Member, SIGMA Xi Scientific Research Honor Society
  • SJU Faculty Merit Teaching Award, 2015 (Nominated)
  • SJU Research Award, 2014 (Nominated)
  • Nominated to represent The University of Georgia for presenting paper at the 79 th Southern Economic Association Annual Conference, November 2009
  • John Godfrey Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2009
  • The University of Georgia Graduate School Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2009
  • The University of Georgia Graduate School Academic Dean Award, 2008-2009
  • The University of Georgia Graduate School Student Travel Grant, 2008
  • Graduate Assistantship, Teaching & Research, The University of Georgia, 2005-2009
  • Department of Commerce General Proficiency Award, 2000-2002

Research

  • Research Assistant and Data Analyst for Dr. Phaedra Corso, College of Public Health, The University of Georgia, Department of Health Policy and Management (January 2009- June 2010). Funded by the National Institute of Health.
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Santanu Chatterjee and Dr. David B. Mustard, The University of Georgia, Department of Economics (2008-2009). Funded by the University of Georgia Research Foundation.
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Santanu Chatterjee The University of Georgia, Department of Economics (2007-2008)
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. David B. Mustard, The University of Georgia, Department of Economics (2004-2007)
  • Intern for Dr. Brinda Vishwanathan, Madras School of Economics (May 2003-July 2003)