• Pavitra Govindan, Eunbin Chung, Anna Pechenkina (2021). The Effect Of Incentives On Motivated Numeracy Amidst COVID-19. Journal of Experimental Political Science. Accepted, 01/04/2021.

Research Keywords

  • Laboratory or Field Experiments, Behavioral Economics, Applied Game Theory, Development Economics
  • Experimental Economics and Finance


  • Explaining the gender gap in self-promotion: labor market discrimination and social norms, Presented at the University of Utah Laboratory of Experimental Economics and Finance. Presentation, Presented, 10/2020.
  • Utah Experimental Conference, 2020 (Utah State University). Presentation, Presented, 05/2020.
  • Science of Diversity Initiative, University of Chicago. Presentation, Presented, 10/15/2019.
  • Economics Science Association Conference, Los Angeles. Presentation, Presented, 10/11/2019.
  • Warwick Summer School in Behavioral Economics, Venice. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/13/2019.
  • Utah Experimental Economics Conference, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 05/17/2019.
  • Economic Science Association Conference, Antigua, Guatemala. Presentation, Presented, 10/19/2018.
  • Norms and Behavioral Change Conference, University of Pennsylvania. Presentation, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • Science of Diversity Initiative, University of Chicago. Presentation, Presented, 09/11/2018.
  • Department of Economics, University of Utah. Presentation, Presented, 01/30/2018.
  • Experimental Economics Workshop, Utah State University. Presentation, Presented, 11/17/2017.
  • Economic Theory Seminar, Brown University. Presentation, Presented, 11/09/2017.
  • Economic Science Association Conference, Richmond, Virginia. Presentation, Presented, 10/14/2017.
  • Applied Microeconomics Seminar, Brown University. Presentation, Presented, 10/10/2017.
  • School of Philanthropy Initiative, University of Chicago. Presentation, Presented, 09/07/2017.
  • Philosophy, Political Science and Economics Group, University of Pennsylvania. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/09/2017.

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Gender Barriers to Entry: Endogenous Team Formations. PI: Pavitra Govindan. Co-PI(s): Elena Asparouhova, Subhasish Dugar. 02/01/2019 - present.
  • How do gender norms affect gender differences in preference to compete? PI: Pavitra Govindan. Co-PI(s): Georgios Angelis. 01/01/2019 - present.
  • Inequality and Risk-taking Behavior. PI: Pavitra Govindan. Co-PI(s): Jeongbin Kim. 01/01/2019 - present.
  • Effect of Formal Rules on Caste Norms: Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in India. PI: Pavitra Govindan. 11/01/2016 - present. Nugget: Manuscript(with Author Details).pdf
  • How do group norms affect individuals’ compliance with rules? PI: Pavitra Govindan. 10/01/2015 - present. Nugget: GroupNorms_FormalRules_Manuscript.pdf


  • English, fluent.
  • Hindi, fluent.
  • Tamil, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • India
  • United States of America