Manisha Goel

Associate Professor of Economics; On leave for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Expertise


    Manisha Goel is interested in the rise in wage inequality in developed and developing countries and the increasing trade in intermediates between them, alongside an increase in skill-based technologies in industry. In her research, she examines the interaction between trade and technological change and its implications for the labor markets in developed and developing countries.

    Research Interests

    • Labor market effects of offshoring to developing countries
    • Determinants and implications of entrepreneurship
    • Income inequality and sectoral resource misallocation in India
    • Impact of inequality on economic growth
    • Product innovation in developing countries

    Areas of Expertise


    • International trade
    • Labor economics
    • Development economics
  • Work


    “Does Offshoring Lift All Boats? The Role of Induced Technology Adoption and Innovation”

    “Offshoring - Effects on Technology and Implications for the Labor Market”

    “Skills, Transaction Costs, and Offshored Tasks - Implications for Wage Inequality in Developing Countries”

    Works in Progress:

    “Jobless Growth of Services or Stagnation in Manufacturing? The Indian Experience” with Anusha Chari

    “Income, Demand for Variety, and Innovation” with Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria and M. Saif Mehkari

    “No Loans, No Jobs: The Impact of Bank Lending on Young Firms and Job Creation” with Michelle Zemel

    “Jobless Recoveries: The Role of Automation and Offshoring” with M. Saif Mehkari

  • Education


    Ph.D., Economics
    The Ohio State University

    Master of Arts, Economics
    The University of British Columbia

    Master of Arts
    Delhi School of Economics

    Bachelor of Arts, with honors
    St. Stephen’s College

    Recent Courses Taught

    • Economics of Entrepreneurship
    • International Economics
    • Principles: Macroeconomics
  • Awards & Honors

    Awards & Honors

    Hirsch Research Initiation Grant, Pomona College, 2014-16

    Wig Curriculum Development Grant, Pomona College, 2013-14, 2014-15

    Peter Thacher Grauer Fellow, University of North Carolina, 2012 – 2013

    Distinguished University Fellowship, First and Dissertation Year of Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2006

    Journal of Money, Credit and Banking Travel Grant, 2010, 2011, 2012

    Faculty of Graduate Studies International Graduate Student Fellowship, The University of British Columbia, 2005