Sheetal Sekhri

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Economics
Office location and address
Monroe Hall, Room 258
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Bachelor of Science (BS), Iowa State University
Master of Arts (AM), Brown University
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Brown University
Harnessing the Power of Information and Communications Technology to Address Domestic Violence
Source: London School of Economics
January 01, 2021 – April 30, 2021
AS-ECON Impact of Groundwater Accessibility on Performance of Firms
Source: London School of Economics
June 01, 2015 – May 31, 2017
ECON 4430: Environmental Economics
Credits: 3
Explores the origins of environmental problems, how to measure the value of environmental amenities, and the efficacy of specific forms of regulation, including mandated technologies, taxes, subsidies, and pollution permit trading. Topics include air and water pollution, climate change, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, and sustainable development. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.
ECON 4620: Seminar on Development Economics
Credits: 3
This course covers important topics in development economics, such as health, education, gender, environment, institutions, and infrastructure. The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to conduct and evaluate empirical research in development economics. To this end, the course will cover empirical tools necessary to study the problems facing developing economies. Requisites: ECON 3010, ECON 3720 and/or ECON 4720
ECON 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under the direction of a regular faculty member. Students may not use this class to obtain academic credit for a summer internship. Prerequisite: GPA of 3.300 in UVa ECON courses.
ECON 4999: Distinguished Majors Thesis
Credits: 1–3
Supervised research culminating in the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Restricted to members of the Distinguished Majors Program.
ECON 8190: Economics of Underdeveloped Areas
Credits: 3
Studies advanced topics in labor economics, emphasizing applications to developing countries. Cross-listed as ECON 8160.
ECON 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
ECON 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ECON 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, to be taken only in the first semester after passing a field exam, and before a dissertation director has been selected.
ECON 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.