Lata Gangadharan is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University. She obtained her PhD in 1998 from the University of Southern California. She is an experimental economist and her research encompasses both experiments in markets and auction design and experiments on social preferences. Her research in the area of environmental economics has direct relevance to formulating policies for improving environmental quality locally as well as globally. She has also designed experiments to understand attitudes towards corruption, design appropriate institutions for credit provision in developing countries and measure trust and trustworthiness between individuals in economic transactions. She is currently an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Economics.