Shailee Pradhan

Shailee Pradhan

Shailee enjoys reading historical fiction, cheese-tasting, and trekking. She studied at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta where it took one class in economics to change her major from biochemistry to mathematics-economics. She is now a doctoral candidate in economics at the University of St. Gallen. Her interests include international trade, migration, and development, and blogging on these topics at her website. As a PhD fellow at oikos, she manages the Young Scholars Economics Academy and blogging activities. Prior to oikos, Shailee worked at the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), The Asia Foundation (USA) in their Economic Reform and Development Program, Plan International (Thailand), MicroLoan Foundation (Malawi), Winrock International (Nepal), and the Integrated Development Foundation (Bangladesh). Shailee also holds an MA in Law and Diplomacy as a Board of Overseers Scholar from The Fletcher School and an MS in Food Policy and Economics from Tufts University’s School of Nutrition and Policy, Boston.

Recent Posts

Economics Blogging Isn’t Just Procrastinating

Economics blogging isn’t just procrastinating. And there is empirical evidence for this. [Don’t you just love economists?]

Above is one of the regressions that McKenzie and Ozler use in their 2011 paper “The Impact of Economics Blogs” to test for the impact of blogging about economics papers on its dissemination. They find that links from blogs lead to a substantial increase in the number of abstract views and downloads of economics papers. Secondly, blogging raises blogger’s profile and boosts their reputation above economists with similar publication records.