Dr Sanjay Jain

Lecturer in Economics

Subjects: Economics and management, PPE

Department: Academic - Fellows & Lecturers


Sanjay Jain is Departmental Lecturer in Economics at Oxford University. He received his PhD in Economics at Princeton University, an MA in Economics at Johns Hopkins University, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.  He has previously served on the Economics faculty at Cambridge University, the University of Virginia, as an assistant professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington DC, and as a lecturer at Princeton University; and was a Visiting Senior Fellow at STICERD in the London School of Economics. He has also served as a frequent consultant to the World Bank.


Sanjay’s research interests are in Development Economics, Political Economy and Applied Micreoconomic Theory. Current research projects include the political economy of international labor migration (with Sumon Majumdar and Sharun Mukand), and the effect of competition on information-sharing among microfinance institutions (with Ghazala Mansuri).


UG Economics of Developing Countries (convenor)
MSc Economic Development: Political Economy

UG Microeconomics: Prelims and Core
MSc Economic Development
MPhil Microeconomics


Sanjay Jain and Sharun Mukand, “Redistributive Promises and the Adoption of Economic Reform”. American Economic Review, March 2003, 93(1), 256-264.

Sanjay Jain and Ghazala Mansuri, “A Little at a Time: The Use of Regularly Scheduled Repayments in Microfinance Programs”. Journal of Development Economics, October 2003, 72(1), 253-279.

Arup Banerji and Sanjay Jain, “Quality Dualism and the Informal Sector”. Journal of Development Economics, Sep 2007, 44(1), 234-250.

Sanjay Jain, Sumon Majumdar and Sharun Mukand, “Walk the Line: Conflict, State Capacity and the Political Dynamics of Reform”, Journal of Development Economics, Nov 2014, 111: 150-166.

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