Gaurav Khanna

Gaurav Khanna is an assistant professor of economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UC San Diego. Many of his current projects concentrate on education policy, high-skill immigration, infrastructure, public-works programs, and conflict.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Khanna was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., and a consultant for the World Bank’s Poverty and Inequality Unit.

Khanna received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and an MSc in economics for development from Oxford University. 

  • Development economics
  • Labor economics
  • Applied econometrics

Khanna, Gaurav, and Laura Zimmermann. 2017. Guns and Butter? Fighting Violence with the Promise of Development. Journal of Development Economics 124:120–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.09.006.

Bound, John, Gaurav Khana, and Nicolas Morales. 2017. Reservoir of Foreign Talent. Science 356 (6639): 697. DOI: 10.1126/science.aan2956.

Bound, John, Breno Braga, Joseph M. Golden, and Gaurav Khanna. 2015. Recruitment of Foreigners in the Market for Computer Scientists in the United StatesJournal of Labor Economics 33, No. S1, US High-Skilled Immigration in the Global Economy (Part 2, July 2015): S187–S223.