Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities

Kajal Lahiri, Ph.D.

Kajal Lahiri, Ph.D.Associate, Research Core
Distinguished Professor
Department of Economics

Department of Health Policy, Management, & Behavior
School of Public Health

University at Albany
Business Administration 129B
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany NY 12222
518.442.4758 voice
[email protected]

Dr. Lahiri is nationally and internationally recognized for his research in econometrics, health and disability, and economic forecasting. Currently he serves on the editorial boards of four academic journals, including the top field journal in econometrics, Journal of Econometrics. He has over eighty articles published, including contributions to the premier journals in economics, American Economic Review and Econometrica. Several of his papers have been reprinted in collected volumes, and he has also contributed other papers to influential collected volumes. He has also co-edited five books, written one, and co-authored another, the latter being a widely-used graduate textbook in econometrics.

Dr. Lahiri has served as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and the Social Security Administration. He has been a consultant to numerous NY state agencies, to the US General Accounting Office, the US Department of Transportation and the World Bank. He has received National Science Foundation Grants as well as other federal and state grants. He was a member of the screening committee for Fulbright-Hays Programs and for the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. He has served as principal advisor to nearly forty doctoral students, fourteen of whom have been awarded the University’s Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award. Dr. Lahiri has received the 1990 President's Award for Excellence in Research, and the 2004 Excellence in the Pursuit of Knowledge Award from the Research Foundation of the State University of New York for making distinguished contributions to his field and enhancing the reputation of the State University of New York.

Pilot Project
"Monitoring the Trends in Health Disparity in Upstate New York" 2006 Progress Report
link to full paper