MFRE Speaker Series: Mukesh Eswaran, Vancouver School of Economics, UBC
March 15, 2019 3:30 pm, MCML 160
Topic: State Complicity in the Sexual Assault of Women: The Fate of Cassandra?
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.
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; “Why Gender Matters in Economics”, published by Princeton University Press in 2014.
In his research, Mukesh seeks to theoretically understand the mechanisms responsible for various phenomena in the social sciences.