MFRE Speaker Series: Mukesh Eswaren, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC

MFRE Speaker Series: Mukesh Eswaren, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC

March 15, 2019 3:30 pm, MCML 160

Mukesh Eswaran is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, a Senior Fellow of the Bureau of Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and an Associate of Theoretical Research in Economic Development (ThReD). Interestingly, he discovered his passion for economics after finishing a doctoral degree in physics, which led him to pursue a PhD in this field at UBC. Since then he has been actively doing research in several subfields of economics, mostly economic development, the economics of gender, and evolutionary economics. He recently wrote a textbook entitled “Why Gender Matters in Economics”, published by Princeton University Press in 2014, for one of the undergrad courses that he teaches at UBC. After being unable to find a text that comprehensively treated the core issues relevant to women and their role in the economy, he set about writing one himself. In his research, Mukesh seeks to theoretically understand the mechanisms responsible for various phenomena in the social sciences.