Lakshmi Iyer

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Lakshmi Iyer is an economist in the Business, Government and the International Economy (BGIE) Unit at Harvard Business School. Her primary research fields are political economy and development economics, with a special emphasis on property rights and the distribution of political power within societies. Her research has examined many dimensions of the distribution of political power within emerging market countries, including the legacy of colonial rule, the division of authority between politicians and bureaucrats, the determinants of conflict and the consequences of female political representation. She has also studied historical and current property rights institutions in several emerging markets including India, Vietnam, China and the Philippines. Lakshmi Iyer teaches "Globalization and Public Policy" in the Program for Leadership Development executive education program, and "Institutions, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy (IMaGE)" in the second year MBA curriculum. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jasmine Shah

Providing political voice to women will have a big impact on their ability to access justice

Niranjan Rajadhyaksha

Globe and Mail

Stephanie Nolen

There has been a huge spike in the level of violent crime reported against women in India in the past 18 years – and that’s good news, according to new research. 

Wall Street Journal India (online)
August 8, 2011

Rupa Subramanya Dehejia

It is often asked why India, with so many powerful women role models, be they mythological, political, business or cinematic, continues to experience so much violence against women.

Economic Times (Mumbai : website)
June 17, 2011

Nikhil Menon

Harvard's India connection has been growing steadily over the years. In recent times, the School has begun running full-fledged management development programmes (MDPs) in India for future leaders. Professors from top Indian B-schools are also becoming regulars at Harvard's Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning, held in Boston.