Siwan Anderson is a member of the MPPGA Teaching Faculty and Professor with the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC. Her main area of research is development economics with a focus on micro-level institutions. Some of her work focuses on the role of gender. Recent projects include studies of rural governments and credit cooperative in India and missing women in developing countries. She is currently collecting data in rural Maharashtra, India with the aim to understand some implications of the new UID government initiative.
Siwan Anderson & Debraj Ray, 2019. “Missing Unmarried Women,” Journal of the European Economic Association, vol 17(5), pages 1585-1616.
Siwan Anderson, 2018. “Legal Origins and Female HIV.” American Economic Review, 108 (6): 1407-39.
Siwan Anderson &Chris Bidner, Property Rights over Marital Transfers , The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 130, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages 1421–1484
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Francois, and Ashok Kotwal. “Clientelism in Indian Villages.” The American Economic Review105, no. 6 (2015): 1780-816.
Siwan Anderson & Garance Genicot, 2015. “Suicide and property rights in India,” Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 114(C), pages 64-78.
Siwan Anderson. Human capital effects of marriage payments. IZA World of Labor 2014: 77 doi: 10.15185/izawol.77
Siwan Anderson & Debraj Ray. (2012). The Age Distribution of Missing Women in India. 47.
Siwan Anderson, 2011. “Caste as an Impediment to Trade.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3 (1): 239-63.
Siwan Anderson & Debraj Ray. “Missing Women: Age and Disease.” The Review of Economic Studies 77, no. 4 (2010): 1262-300.
Siwan Anderson, Jean-Marie Baland, Karl Ove Moene, Enforcement in informal saving groups, Journal of Development Economics, Volume 90, Issue 1, 2009, Pages 14-23.
Siwan Anderson. 2007. “The Economics of Dowry and Brideprice.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21 (4): 151-174.
Siwan Anderson & Patrick Francois. “Formalizing Informal Institutions : Theory and Evidence From A Kenyan Slum. Forthcoming in Institutions and Economic Growth. 2007.
Siwan Anderson. “Why the marriage squeeze cannot cause dowry inflation” Journal of Political Economy 137 (2007): 140-152.
Siwan Anderson. “Why Dowry Payments Declined with Modernization in Europe but Are Rising in India.” Journal of Political Economy 111, no. 2 (2003): 269-310.
Siwan Anderson, Jean-Marie Baland, The Economics of Roscas and Intrahousehold Resource Allocation, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 117, Issue 3, August 2002, Pages 963–995.
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Francois, Ashok Kotwal & Ashwini Kilkarni, 2016. “Distress in Marathaland,” Economic & Political Weekly, pages 14-16.
Siwan Anderson, Patrick Franxois, Ashok Kotwal & Ashwini Kilkarni , 2015. “One Kind of Democracy,” Economic & Political Weekls, pages 44-48.