Kusum Mundra
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Rutgers University-Newark
Kusum Mundra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University Newark. She received her Ph.D in Economics from the University of California, Riverside and an M.A. from Delhi School of Economics. Her research interests focuses on immigration, gender, terrorism and conflict, and econometrics. She has worked on issues ranging from the effect of immigrant networks and immigrant diasporas on trade, role of social networks on immigrant earnings, access to healthcare for immigrant women, empirical investigation of suicide bombing events and semiparametric panel data estimation. Her current research includes gender pay gap in the U.S., immigrant housing in the U.S. and Spain, role of immigrant networks in conflict, immigrant assimilation and trade creation, and nonparametric panel data estimation. Her research has been published in various economic journals including the American Economic Review- Papers and Proceedings, Demography, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Terrorism and Political Violence, the Handbook of Applied Econometrics and Statistical Inferences, and the Frontiers of Economics and Globalization – Migration and Culture. Before joining Rutgers she was an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University and worked in economic litigation consulting at NERA Economic Consulting in NYC.