Raji Jayaraman

Academic Director, FUTURE Institute for Sustainable Transformation and Associate Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin

Raji Jayaraman is associate professor of economics and Academic Director of the FUTURE Institute. Raji’s sustainability research centers on SDG 4: Quality Education, SDG 8: Decent Workand Economic Growth, and SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, with a focus on how to increase education, improve job market outcomes, and encourage financing for sustainable development. Her work has explored how deliberate policy interventions and seemingly benign social influence can foster economic opportunities, especially among traditionally disadvantaged populations. Her research has been published in top economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Review of Economics and Statistics. Raji holds a PhD from Cornell University.

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