Anjali Pai

Anjali Pai

PhD Candidate in Economics

University of California, San Diego


I am a doctoral candidate in Economics at the University of California San Diego with an interest in policies that improve outcomes for disadvantaged or underrepresented populations. My current work has two strands: (1) evaluating school-based policies that address adolescent mental health; and (2) identifying and addressing the barriers faced by women and underrepresented minority students in STEM and other high-return fields.

I will be a Senior Analyst in Economic and Social Policy at Abt Global starting in August 2024.


  • Education & Health Policy
  • Labor Economics/Applied Microeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics of Education


  • PhD in Economics, 2024 (Expected)

    University of California, San Diego

  • MS in Economics, 2020

    University of California, San Diego

  • BA in Economics, 2019

    Williams College

  • BA in Computer Science, 2019

    Williams College


Data Analytics for Social Sciences

TA: Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Spring 2023

Public Policy

TA: Fall 2021, 2022

Economics of Discrimination

TA: Winter 2023

Economics of Education

TA: Fall 2020

Teaching Statement