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Latika Chaudhary
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
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
  • 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
  • 2010-present: Editorial Board Member, Economic History of Developing Regions
  • 2006-present: Economic History Association
  • 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.
  • Bogart, Dan and Latika Chaudhary. "Regulation, Ownership and Costs: A Historical Perspective from Indian Railways," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4, no. 1 (2012): 28-57.
  • Chaudhary, Latika and Jared Rubin. "Reading, Writing and Religion: Institutions and Human Capital Formation," Journal of Comparative Economics 39, no. 1 (2011): 17-33.
  • Chaudhary, Latika. "Determinants of Primary Schooling in British India," Journal of Economic History 69, No. 1 (2009): 269-302.
  • Chaudhary, Latika. "Education Inputs, Student Performance and School Finance Reform in Michigan," Economics of Education Review 28, No. 1 (February 2009): 90-98.
  • Keywords: Applied Microeconomics, Policy Analysis, State Ownership, Railways, Institutions, Religion, India, Returns to For-Profit Colleges.

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