GUS Brown Bag Series: Featuring Dr. Kusum Mundra

Kusum Mundra, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Rutgers University
About Dr. Kusum Mundra: In addition to being an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University Newark, Kusum Mundra, is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Bonn, Fellow at the Global Labor Organization, and an affiliated faculty of Global Urban Studies at Rutgers Newark. Much of her research interests focuses on economic issues related to immigration, particularly the role of immigrant social networks. Her other research interests are applied econometrics, nonparametric and semi parametric panel data, terrorism and conflict and gender topics. She has worked on issues ranging from the effect of immigrant networks on immigrant homeownership, role of immigrants’ legal status on homeownership, effect of immigrant diasporas on trade, role of social networks on immigrant earnings, healthcare reforms and access to healthcare for immigrant women, empirical investigation of suicide bombing events and semi parametric panel data estimation. She has published in International Migration Review, Demography, American Economic Review- Papers and Proceedings, Journal of Applied Economics, Review of International Economics, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Terrorism and Political Violence, Handbook of Applied Econometrics and Statistical Inferences, and the Frontiers of Economics and Globalization – Migration and Culture, among others. 
About the GUS Brown Bag Series
GUS (Global Urban Studies) Brown Bag Series is an opportunity for GUS doctoral students to meet with prominent scholars and practitioners in an intimate setting, and to discuss and dialogue about research and practice, that of the invited guest(s) and their own.