Assistant Professor of Economics
Shruti Rajagopalan‘s broad area of interest is the economic analysis of comparative legal and political systems, and her research interests include political economy, law and economics, public choice theory, and constitutional economics. Her previous research has covered such topics as the economic analysis of constitutional maintenance, interest-group capture, bankruptcy law, and environmental liability. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and book chapters. She also enjoys writing in the popular press and has published opinion editorials on Indian political economy in the Wall Street Journal, Mint, and the Indian Express.
Rajagopalan earned her PhD in economics in May 2013 from George Mason University, where she was a Mercatus Dissertation Fellow. Before joining the faculty at Purchase College, she was a Bradley Visiting Researcher in the Department of Economics at New York University.