Nancy Donohue and Diane Elam Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs and Economics
Areas of Interest: Behavioral economics, Housing policy, Labor markets
Neil Thakral joined Brown University after receiving a Ph.D. in Business Economics from the Harvard University Department of Economics and Harvard Business School in 2018 and an A.B. in Mathematics-Economics from Brown University in 2013. He is an Associate Editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics.
Thakral's research focuses on behavioral economics and applied microeconomics. He has investigated topics such as the spending response to stimulus payments, preferences for public policies, preferences for workplace amenities, the design of public housing policies, and poverty.
MPA 2040 - Statistics for Program Evaluation
ECON 1629 - Applied Research Methods for Economists
ECON 1825 - Behavioral Economics and Public Policy