Nidhiya Menon’s primary research interest is development economics. In particular, she is interested in the behaviour of individuals, households and firms in developing countries and has contributed to topics that include labour and occupational choice, gender-differentiated impacts of labour market policies, child health consequences of environmental (water) pollution, adult health in developing countries, and program evaluation. Her research in these areas includes both theoretical and empirical work and spans countries that include India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Chile, China, Philippines, Kenya, Indonesia and Vietnam. At Brandeis, she teaches courses in development economics and statistics in the Economics Department and is affiliated faculty at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and associated faculty at the Women and Gender Studies Department and the South Asian Studies Department. She holds a PhD in
economics from Brown University.