• Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Economics Department


  • PhD, Economics, University of Utah
  • MSc, Development Economics, University of Nottingham


Dr. Arora is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Utah. She also serves as honors faculty advisor and teaching faculty for Health, Society and Policy (HSP) program.  She completed a Master degree in Development Economics from University of Nottingham in 2009, and a PhD in Economics from University of Utah in 2016. After that, she worked as Gender Economist for Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security program (CCAFS) of CGIAR and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Colombia; and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Colorado State University.


Her current research focuses on the relationship between climate change, macro policy and gender disparities in access to decent work in Latin America. She has also conducted research examining gendered time poverty and its impact on household income and resilience to climate change, and gender-based constraints to adoption of climate-smart practices. 


Besides academic research, she has worked with local- and national- level policymakers in several Latin American countries to promote uptake of gender considerations in their local development programs and climate-change adaptation policies. She has also worked with several international organizations such as the World Bank, FAO and CGIAR. Most recently, her work with World Bank and Canada Caribbean Resilience Fund helped promote gender mainstreaming in disaster risk management policies in Caribbean countries.