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Research Project

Unpacking the Value of Health Insurance in India: Fostering Dialogue Amongst Methodologies

2014 – 2016

Project Summary

This project combined ethnographic research with statistical analysis to measure the effectiveness of a major health insurance expansion program in India.

Research Team

Gabriella Conti

Gabriella Conti

Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and in the Department of Social Science; Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and at IZA Bonn

University College London

Gabriella Conti's research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities, and the behavioral and biological pathways through which early life conditions affect well-being throughout the lifecourse.

Stefan Ecks

Stefan Ecks

Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science

University of Edinburgh

Stefan Ecks co-founded Edinburgh University’s Medical Anthropology program. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in India, Nepal, Myanmar, and the UK. Recent work focuses on an embodied theory of value, global pharmaceutical markets, changing ideas of depression, poverty and access to...

Vani Kulkarni

Vani Kulkarni

Senior Fellow, Urban Ethnography Project

Yale University

Vani S. Kulkarni is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Urban Ethnography Project at Yale University. She has a PhD, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught and been awarded several research fellowships at Penn, Harvard and Yale. She has also worked as a consultant to...

Anup Malani

Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor, University of Chicago Law School and Professor, Pritzker School of Medicine

University of Chicago

Anup Malani is the Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and a Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Boston. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and...

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