Pinka Chatterji, MA, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University at Albany and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a health economist and public health researcher with interests in maternal and child health, health disparities, and behavioral health.
Her work focuses on estimating the effects of public policies on health and labor market outcomes. She has used secondary data sets and innovative econometric methods to estimate effects of maternity leave policies on maternal health, with a focus on racial/ethnic, education-related, and income-related inequality in health. Dr. Chatterji received a MA in Economics from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.