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Sukanya Basu Assistant Professor of Economics

Sukanya Basu teaches both introductory and upper-level courses in the department of economics. Her research is in the area of immigration, education and other topics in labor economics. She has studied factors that affect assimilation of immigrants in the US including the impact of larger flows of immigrants on the wages of other immigrants from the same countries, the effects of intermarriage on the labor market outcomes of immigrant women and the role of age of arrival to the US on English proficiency and education of immigrant children. She is currently analyzing the impact of the “American” diet on the health of immigrants.

  • BA, MA, Delhi University; PhD, University of Rochester
  • At Vassar since 2010

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Research and Academic Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Immigration
  • Education

Departments and Programs

Education

  • PhD, MA, Economics, University of Rochester, 2010.
  • MA, Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 2003.
  • BA, Economics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, 2001.

Teaching

Sukanya Basu teaches both introductory and upper-level courses in the department of economics. She has taught Econ 101 “Introduction to Microeconomics” and is teaching Econ 209 “Probability and Statistics” in spring 2011. She is also developing an upper-level course entitled “Economics of Immigration”.

Research

Sukanya Basu’s research is in the area of immigration, education and other topics in labor economics. She has studied factors that affect assimilation of immigrants in the US including the impact of larger flows of immigrants on the wages of other immigrants from the same countries, the effects of intermarriage on the labor market outcomes of immigrant women and the role of age of arrival to the US on English proficiency and education of immigrant children. She is currently analyzing the impact of the “American” diet on the health of immigrants.