Chitra Balasubramanian joined J-PAL South Asia in July 2016 and is a Senior Research Associate. She is currently working on a project (Urban Unemployment: Identifying Skills and Matching Constraints) to understand various constraints on labor market efficiency. Before joining J-PAL, she was a consultant to the Investment and Technology Promotion Division, Ministry of External Affairs.
Chitra has obtained a Masters in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and intends to pursue a career in academics. Her current interest lies in issues related to Labor Market Policies and Higher Education.