Divya Balasubramaniam, Ph.D.

Associate 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, The 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

Associate Professor, Department of Economics & Asian Studies, Saint Joseph’s University, August 2016- present

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics & Asian Studies, Saint Joseph’s University, August 2010- July 2016

Instructor, Department of Economics, The University of Georgia, May 2009- July 2010

 

Courses Taught

Econometrics, Economics of Healthcare, Asian Economies, Chinese Economics, Principles of Microeconomics

Publications

1. Balasubramaniam, Divya, Santanu Chatterjee, and David B. Mustard (2019). “Public versus Private Investment in Determining Child Health Outcomes: Evidence from India” forthcoming in  Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice.

2. Balasubramaniam, Divya (2019). “Empowering Women: The Effect of Inheritance Rights on Stunting among Children in India” in The Empirical Economics Letters,18 (1):65-77.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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

6. 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.

 

Other Publications

7. 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.

8. Balasubramaniam, Divya. “Female Empowerment and its Implications for Women’s Health Care Utilization in India,” Pennsylvania Economic Association Proceedings, 2016.

 

Working Papers

 

9. Balasubramaniam, Divya. "The Association of Mothers’ Education and the Nutritional Status of Children in India," (solo-authored), April 2019.

10. Balasubramaniam, Divya and Liu, Echu. “Inheritance Rights and its Implications for Women’s Health Care Utilization in India,” January 2019.

11. Balasubramaniam, Divya. Gender differences in underweight among young children in India,” (solo-authored), January 2019

Manuscripts in Progress

12. “Selective gender differences and its impact on intra-household immunization decisions for Indian children” (solo-authored).

13. “Female Empowerment and Maternal Health: A Survey” (solo-authored).

14. "Impact of Education on Fertility Decisions and Child Mortality in South Asia- A cross country study" (with Arati Dahal)