K Munshi University of Cambridge

K Munshi University of Cambridge

Professor Kaivan Munshi

Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics

Research:Communities and development. Networks. Migration. MisallocationResearch Group:

Empirical Microeconomics



Kaivan Munshi’s research career has been devoted to the analysis of communities and their interaction with economic activity. His recent work has examined the effect of community networks on education, health, and mobility, which are key determinants of growth and development. Munshi’s research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

K Munshi University of Cambridge, Recent publications

Munshi, K. and Rosenzweig, M. 2016 Networks and misallocation: insurance, migration, and the rural-urban wage gap American Economic Review
Munshi, K. 2014 Community networks and the process of development Journal of Economic Perspectives
Nancy, L. and Munshi, K. 2011 Women as agents of change: female income and mobility in India Journal of Development Economics
Munshi, K. 2011 Strength in numbers: Networks as a solution to occupational traps Review of Economic Studies
Eeckhout, J. and Munshi, K. 2010 Matching in informal financial institutions Journal of the European Economic Association

Empirical Microeconomics Research Group