Anup Malani is a Visiting Senior Fellow at IDFC Institute. He is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston. He conducts research in law and economics, development economics and health economics. He has done extensive work on the control of infectious diseases, including avian flu, SARS and antibiotic resistant bacteria. He is the principal investigator on the Indian Health Insurance Experiment, an 52,000 person randomized controlled trial (RCT) of health insurance in Karnataka, India; on an RCT in 200 villages of Gujarat to measure the demand for wage insurance to cover the cost of lost income due to sickness; and on a large-scale impact evaluation of Mission Kakatiya, a major effort to expand rainfall capture as means of irrigation in Telangana, India. In addition, he has established 24 field sites in slums across 8 Indian cities as part of a long term ethnographic project on the economics of informal settlements in India. Anup's research has been published in leading journals in a number of different fields, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Econometrics, the Harvard Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Archives of Internal Medicine, and Theoretical Population Biology.
He is the co-founder and Faculty Director of the International Innovation Corps, a social consulting program that trains and sends US and foreign university graduates to work on innovative development projects with governments and NGOs in India, Brazil and the US. He is also an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics.
Anup has a PhD in Economics and a JD, both from University of Chicago.