About Nimish Adhia

I am an Assipicture of Nimish Adhiastant Professor of Economics at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, where I teach Microeconomics, Statistics, International Economics and Economics of Developing Countries. My research interests are at the intersection of culture and economic development. I am interested in the use of digital media in improving economics instruction.


 Peer Reviewed Publications

Happiness Economics and its Discontents,” Journal of Private Enterprise 32, no. 1 (Spring 2017): 77-88

A History of Economic Development in India since Independence,” Education about Asia 20, no. 3 (Winter 2015): 18-22

The Role of Ideological Change in India’s Economic Liberalization,” Journal of Socio-Economics 44, (June 2013): 103-111.

Some research from the above paper was featured in two newspaper columns here and here and a webcast of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford College in Illinois.

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Using India and China to Interest American Students in Economics,” with Lauren Heller, Education about Asia 17, no. 3 (Winter 2012):  40-43.

Book Reviews

Review of Moral Markets: The Critical Role of Values in the Economy, by Pal Zak (ed.), Journal of Socio-Economics 39 (2010)

Review of Globalization and the Indian Economy: Roadmap to a Convertible Rupee, by Satyendra Nayak, Journal of South Asian Development 5:2 (2010)

Review of Sustaining India’s Growth Miracle, by Jagdish Bhagwati and Charles Calomiris (eds.), Economic Affairs (December 2009)

Other writing

Letters to the Editor


PhD, Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2010)

MA, Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago (2006)

BA, Economics, Illinois Wesleyan University (2003)

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