Lalit Contractor

Lalit Contractor

PhD Candidate 2020-2021

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Thesis Title: "Essays on Frictions and Inefficiency in Housing and Regional Labor Markets"  - Download Abstract (PDF)

Fields: Macroeconomics, Financial Economics, Unemployment, Growth and Development

Main Advisor: Prof. Olivier Jeanne


"Inefficient mortgage defaults: theory and application to the housing downturn" (Job Market Paper)

"Externalities and inefficiency in an intermediated directed search model of the housing market" (Second Chapter)

"Sorting, migration and the informal sector (in progress)"

Other Activity:

Consultant, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Research Intern, Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning, Reserve Bank of India


Elements of Macroeconomics Fall 2016 and 2018 TA
Macroeconomic Theory Spring 2017 and 2018 TA
Undergraduate Economic Development Fall 2017 TA
Political Economy and Development Spring 2019 TA
Investments and Portfolio Management Fall 2019 TA
Urban Economics Spring 2020 TA
Environmental Economics Fall 2020 TA


Professor Olivier Jeanne -
Professor Anton Korinek -
Professor Gregory R. Duffee -