Deepti Goel

Assistant Professor of Economics

With Pitzer Since: 2023
Field Group: Economics
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: See Faculty Directory

Educational Background

PhD Economics, Boston University
MA Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
BA Economics, Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai

Deepti Goel is an applied microeconomist teaching economics at Pitzer. Before joining Pitzer she was teaching economics in India for about fifteen years. She is a research fellow at IZA-Institute of Labor Economics and at Global Labor Organization, GLO. Her research lies at the intersection of labor and development economics. It can be grouped into two broad themes: social identities and efficacy of public expenditure. One strand of her work contributes to understanding how identities such as gender, caste, and immigrant status influence economic and non-economic outcomes including notions of self-worth. The other measures impacts of government financed programs and uncovers mechanisms through which impacts are mediated in order to inform how public expenditure can be made more effective.

Research Fields

Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Labor Economics


Econometrics (ECON 125)
Economics of Immigration (ECON 165)


Social Identity and Perceived Income Adequacy (with Ashwini Deshpande), Review of Development Economics (2020) 24(2): 339-361 (accepted December 2018)

The Impact of MGNREGA on Agricultural Outcomes and the Rural Labour Market: A Matched DID Approach (with JV Meenakshi and Deepak Varshney), The Indian Journal of Labour Economics (2018) 61(4): 589–621 

Bad Karma or Discrimination? Male-Female Wage Gaps among Salaried Workers in India (with Ashwini Deshpande and Shantanu Khanna), World Development (2018) 102: 331-344 (accepted July 2017). Blog: Ideas for India

Social Ties and the Job Search of Recent Immigrants (with Kevin Lang), ILR Review (2019) 72(2): 355-381 (accepted December 2016) 

Decomposition Analysis of Earnings Inequality in Rural India: 2004-2012 (with René Morissette and Shantanu Khanna), IZA Journal of Labor & Development (2016)  5:18. Blog: Ideas for India

The Effect of Metro Expansions on Air Pollution in Delhi (with Sonam Gupta) The World Bank Economic Review (2017) 31 (1): 271-294 (accepted August 2015). Blog: Ideas for India

Perceptions of Immigrants in Australia after 9/11 (2010), Economic Record 86: 5

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