Kusum Mundra - Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

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

My research interests are

  • Applied Econometrics, Immigration and International Migration, Housing, Social Networks, Population Economics, Nonparametric and Semiparametric Panel Data Models

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 data estimators

My Other Affiliations