Kusum Mundra, Assistant Professor of Economics

Welcome to my home page. I am an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University, Newark.

On Sabbatical for the Academic Year 2022-2023

My research interests are

  • Applied Econometrics; Immigration; Housing; Nonparametric and Semiparametric Panel Data; Population Economics; Social Networks; Gender

My current research focuses on

  • the effect of immigrant networks on trade, labor market (earnings, unemployment duration, education-occupation mismatch), housing, and conflict

  • Housing through COVID; immigrant, minority, and women homeownership and housing adequacy

  • Earning of skilled immigrants and H-1B Program
  • gender earnings gap – role of labor market intermittency

  •  nonparametric and semiparametric panel estimators

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