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Latika Chaudhary Hartmann
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Defense Management
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-7647
Email: lhartman (at)
PhD - University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
BA - University of California, Berkeley, 2000
Economics (Honors), Minor in Russian Literature
  • 2014-present: Associate Professor of Economics, GSBPP
  • 2009-2014: Assistant Professor of Economics, Scripps College
  • 2007-2009: Economics Fellow, Stanford University
  • Microeconomics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Development Economics
  • Economic History
  • 2015 Liskin Award for Teaching Excellence in GSBPP, NPS
  • 2013 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, Hoover Institution
  • 2013 Winner of the Arthur H. Cole prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Economic History
  • 2012 Scripps Faculty Research Grant
  • 2011 Scripps Mary Johnson Research Award
  • 2010 Institute of Advanced Study Visiting Fellow, Warwick University
  • 2006 W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, Hoover Institution
  • 2006 Finalist, Gerschenkron Dissertation Prize in Economic History
  • 2018-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Economic History
  • 2015-present: Editorial Board Member, Australian Economic History Review
  • 2010-present: Editorial Board Member, Economic History of Developing Regions
  • 2006-present: Economic History Association
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Castelló-Climent, Amparo, Latika Chaudhary and Abhiroop Mukhdapadyay. 2018. "Higher Education and Prosperity: From Catholic Missionaries to Luminosity in India." Economic Journal 128 (616), 3039-3075.
  • Bacolod, Marigee and Latika Chaudhary. 2018. "Distance to Promotion: Evidence from Military Graduate Education." Contemporary Economic Policy 36(4), 667-677.
  • Chaudhary, Latika and Anand V. Swamy. 2017. "Protecting the Borrower: An Experiment in Colonial India." Explorations in Economic History 65 (July): 36-54.
  • Chaudhary, Latika, Bishnupriya Gupta, Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy. Eds. 2016. A New Economic History of Colonial India. New York: Routledge.
  • Chaudhary, Latika and Jared Rubin. 2016. "Religious Identity and the Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from the Indian Princely States." Journal of Comparative Economics 44(3), 461-483.
  • Bogart, Dan and Latika Chaudhary. 2015. "Off the Rails: Is State Ownership Bad for Productivity?" Journal of Comparative Economics 43 (4): 997-1013.
  • Chaudhary, Latika and Manuj Garg. 2015. "Does History Matter? Colonial Education Investments in India." Economic History Review 68 (3): 937-961.
  • Cellini, Stephanie R. and Latika Chaudhary. 2014. "The Labor Market Returns to a For-Profit College Education." Economics of Education Review 43 (6): 125-140.
  • Bogart, Dan and Latika Chaudhary. "Engines of Growth: The Productivity Advance of Indian Railways, 1874-1912," Journal of Economic History 73, no. 2 (2013): 340-371.
  • Chaudhary, Latika, Aldo Musacchio, Steven Nafziger and Se Yan "Big BRICs, Weak Foundations: The Beginning of Public Elementary Education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China, 1880-1930," Explorations in Economic History 49, no. 2 (2012): 221-240.
  • Keywords: Applied Microeconomics, Policy Analysis, State Ownership, Railways, Institutions, Religion, India, Returns to For-Profit Colleges.

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