Namrata Kala

Namrata Kala is a PhD candidate at Yale University specializing in environmental and development economics. Her current research projects include studying private sector returns to environmental technologies, returns to training and worker incentives, and estimating how firms and households learn about and adapt to climate change when making production decisions. She completed her MA International and Development Economics from Yale University, and holds a BA (Honors) in Economics from Delhi University.

Research Grant Projects

This project seeks to explore the role of management in responding to productivity shocks, within the context of pollution in an Indian garment factory.
This study quantifies the impact of temperature, humidity, and pollution on worker productivity while also estimating the co-benefits of introducing environmentally friendly technology such as LED lighting to worker productivity and firm profitability.