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.2016Networks and misallocation: insurance, migration, and the rural-urban wage gapAmerican Economic Review
Munshi, K.2014Community networks and the process of developmentJournal of Economic Perspectives
Nancy, L. and Munshi, K.2011Women as agents of change: female income and mobility in IndiaJournal of Development Economics
Munshi, K.2011Strength in numbers: Networks as a solution to occupational trapsReview of Economic Studies
Eeckhout, J. and Munshi, K.2010Matching in informal financial institutionsJournal of the European Economic Association

Empirical Microeconomics Research Group