Department of Economics

Dhanushka Thamarapani

Associate Professor


Areas of Concentration: Child Health, Intergenerational Transmissions, Labor, Development Economics, and Spatial Analysis to Child Health, Natural Disasters, Intergenerational Transmissions, Adult Well-being, and Spatial Analysis.

Ph.D. Economics, Clark University, 2016
M.A. Economics, Clark University, 2012
B.A.(Hons.) Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009

Dhanu joined CSU Chico in Fall 2016. Her research combines the fields of economics, geography, psychology, and nutrition. She studies human capital formation, poverty, and early childhood development. She is an ardent follower of large and publicly available datasets that facilitate equitable research across the spectrum. Dhanu brings data to the classroom in Econometrics II, Health Economics, Development Economics, and Microeconomics Principles. She divides her time between academic research, teaching, and consulting.

Portrait of Dhanushka Thamarapani