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Research Interests


Development Economics, Religion, Demography, Education

Biography


Sriya received a PhD from the University of Cambridge (2000); Serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture; Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Awarded a Population Council Social Science Research Fellowship (1998-1999), a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2003), and grants from the John Templeton Foundation, the Isaac Newton Trust, and the Cambridge-INET Institute. She was awarded a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2014.

Recent Publications


Published Papers

Iyer, S. The new economics of religion, (2016) Journal of Economic Literature
Iyer, S., Velu, C. and Mumit, A. Communication and Marketing of Services by Religious Organizations in India, (2014) Journal of Business Research
Adamou, A., Drakos, C. and Iyer, S. Missing women in the United Kingdom, (2013) IZA Journal of Migration
Do, Q., Iyer, S. and Joshi, S. The Economics of Consanguineous Marriages, (2013) Review of Economics and Statistics
Iyer, S. and Joshi, S. Missing women and India's religious demography, (2013) Journal of South Asian Development

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Iyer, S., Shrivastava, A., Ticku, R. Holy Wars? Temple desecrations in Medieval India, (2017) CWPE1705
Cooley Fruehwirth, J., Iyer, S. and Zhang, A. Religion and Depression in Adolescence, (2016) CWPE1613
Cooley Fruehwirth, J., Iyer, S. and Zhang, A. Religion and Depression in Adolescence, (2016) CWPE1602
Friedman, D. and Fan, J. and Gair, J. and Iyer, S. Redlicki, B and Velu, C. How Fundamentalism Takes Root: A Simulation Study, (2016) CWPE1681
Iyer, S. and Shrivastava, A. Religious Riots and Electoral Politics in India, (2015) CWPE1536

Authored Book

Iyer, S. The Economics of Religion in India, (2018) - Harvard University Press
Iyer, S. Demography and Religion in India, (2002) - Oxford University Press

Chapter in Book

Iyer, S., Joshi, S. and Do, Q. Why marry a cousin? Insights from Bangladesh, (2013) in the book: Marrying in South Asia: Shifting Concepts, Changing Practices in a Globalising World - Orient Blackswan
Iyer, S. Gender, religion, and the age at marriage in India, (2009) in the book: Gender and Discrimination: Health, Nutritional Status and Role of Women in India. - Oxford University Press
Iyer, S. Religion and economic development, (2008) in the book: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition - Palgrave Macmillan

Edited Books

eds. Carvalho, J-P, Iyer, S. and Rubin, J. Advances in the Economics of Religion (under contract), (2019) - Palgrave Macmillan

Recent Activities


IEA Roundtable on the Economics of Religion Report - Publication Date: 2017-07-18
Dr Sriya Iyer has written a report on the IEA Roundtable on the Economics of Religion that took place on the 10-11th July 2017 at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Dr Iyer Interviewed by ECNMY: What is the economics of religion really about? - Publication Date: 2017-04-18
Dr Sriya Iyer talks "What is the economics of religion really about?" in an article and interview was published in ECNMY.

IEA Roundtable on The Economics of Religion - Publication Date: 2017-01-13
The International Economic Association Roundtable on The Economics of Religion will take place on the 10th-11th July 2017, in the McGrath Centre at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Sriya Iyer Receives University Teaching Award - Publication Date: 2014-07-01
The 21st annual Pilkington Prizes, which honour excellence in teaching across the collegiate University, were held at Downing College last night. Sriya Iyer was one of those awarded.

Sriya Iyer has been awarded the Pilkington Teaching Prize - Publication Date: 2014-02-12
The 21st annual Pilkington Prizes, which honour excellence in teaching across the collegiate University, have been awarded. These prizes are awarded annually to academic staff, with candidates nominated by Schools within the University.

Research Grants


Modernizing The Madrasa In India (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST)
Innovation And The Resilience Of Religion (METANEXUS INSTITUTE ON RELIGION AND SCIENCE)

Teaching


PI Paper 4 - Lent - Political and Social Institutions
PIIB Paper 5 - Lent - The Economics of Religion

Dr Sriya Iyer












Affiliated Lecturer and Janeway Fellow in Economics

Cambridge-INET Affiliated Senior Research Fellow

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Personal Site:
http://sites.google.com/site/sriyaiyer1/

Contact Details
Email: si105@cam.ac.uk
Room: 57
Office Hours: Email for appointment
College: Fellow of St. Catharine's College