Global Health Economics
Mahesh Karra is a second year doctoral student in global health economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. His academic and research interests are broadly in development economics, health economics, quantitative methods, and applied demography. His most recent research focuses on examining the short- and long-term impacts of family planning on fertility, maternal and child health, and downstream economic outcomes including labor force participation, income growth, and wealth.
Prior to coming to Harvard, Mahesh was a policy analyst at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington, DC, contributing to dissemination and research activities and providing technical assistance to initiatives associated with the Population and Poverty (PopPov) research network.
Mahesh holds a Joint Honors B.A. in Economics and in Hispanic Studies from McGill University and an M.Sc. in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.