Anjini Kochar is a 3ie senior research fellow. She served as Director of the India Program at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development from 2000 to 2019. Prior to joining the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Kochar received her PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago and holds a Masters in International Relations also from the University of Chicago. She is a past recipient of a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, a McNamara Faculty Fellowship and was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2000-01. Her research focuses on the micro-economics of development, and specifically on issues related to education, health, credit, population, inequality and gender. Her research has been published in leading journals, including the American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy.