Khushbu Mishra

Assistant Professor of Economics

Khushbu Mishra finished her PhD in Applied Economics from The Ohio State University in the summer of 2017. Her work broadly focuses on Gender and Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Impact Evaluation. She completed her BA. in Economics and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College in MA.

  • PhD, applied economics, Ohio State University, 2017
  • PhD, agricultural, environmental and development economics, Ohio State University
  • BA, economics and mathematics, Mount Holyoke College


Khushbu Mishra


Khushbu Mishra finished her PhD in applied economics from The Ohio State University in the summer of 2017. Her work broadly focuses on gender and development economics, agricultural economics and impact evaluation. She completed her BA. in economics and mathematics from Mount Holyoke College in MA. Besides working as a research assistant for a USAID/BASIS funded Randomized Control Trial Project on Index Insurance in Ghana under Professors Mario J. Miranda and Abdoul G. Sam, she has worked as a consultant for the World Bank Group and UNICEF.

Born in a rural society in Nepal where the majority of families depend on agriculture for their living, Mishra is passionate to formulate innovative solutions to reducing social inequalities in developing, agrarian economies.

More About Khushbu Mishra

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Economics

Course Sampling

  • Foundations of Economics I
  • Special topics: Health Economics

  • Gender and development economics
  • Agricultural economics
  • Impact evaluation

  • "Insured Loans and Credit Access: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in Northern Ghana" 
    (with Richard A. Gallenstein, Mario J. Miranda, Abdoul G. Sam, Patricia Toledo, and Francis Mulangu)
    Published, American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • "Impact of Concession Membership on Female Household Responsibilities" 
    (with Corinne Bocci)
    Published, Ecological Economics
  • "The COVID-19 Pandemic and Food Insecurity: A Viewpoint on India"
    (with Jeevant Rampal)
    Published, World Development
  • "Gender and Dynamics of Agricultural Technology Adoption: Evidence from Uganda" 
    (With Abdoul G. Sam, Mario J. Miranda, and Gracious Diiro)
    Published, Agricultural Economics
  • "Does Women's Land Ownership Promote Their Empowerment? Empirical Evidence from Nepal" 
    (with Abdoul G. Sam)
    Published, World Development
  • "Willingness to Pay for Insured Loans in Northern Ghana" 
    (With Richard Gallenstein, Abdoul G. Sam, and Mario J. Miranda)
    Published, Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • "The impact of index‐insured loans on credit market participation and risk‐taking"
    (with Richard Gallenstein, Jon Einar Flatnes, John Dougherty, and Abdoul G. Sam)
    Published, Agricultural Economics
  • "Impact of Index Insurance on Moral Hazard in the Agricultural Credit Market: Theory and Evidence from Ghana" 
    (with John Dougherty and Richard Gallenstein)
    Published, Journal of African Economies
  • "Impact of Land Ownership on Women Empowerment: Evidence from Nepal" (with Abdoul G. Sam)
    Published, World Development.