Bhavna Rai

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy

Email Bhavna_Rai@isb.edu

Website https://sites.google.com/view/bhavnarai


Bhavna Rai is an econometrician and her current research develops new and improved methods for dealing with missing data - a ubiquitous problem in empirical work. Her methods span both cross section and panel data with linear as well as nonlinear models. She is interested in applying these methods to empirical questions in microeconomics. She has also briefly worked on energy and environmental policy issues confronting India and other developing countries.

Bhavna has a PhD in economics from Michigan State University, MA in economics from Delhi School of Economics, and BA in economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce.



  • 2021 - Present: Assistant Profesor, Indian School of Business
  • 2016 - 2021: Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University
  • 2019 - 2019: Instructor, Michigan State University
  • 2018 - 2018: Instructor, Michigan State University
  • 2018 - 2018: Research Assistant, Michigan State University
  • 2016 - 2016: Consultant, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
  • 2016 - 2016: Research Assistant, Altura Partners