Sadegh Eshaghnia

Senior Research Associate


Sadegh Eshaghnia joined the Center for the Economics of Human Development in 2019 as a Postdoctoral Scholar and was promoted to Senior Research Associate in 2024. His research interests lie in public economics, labor economics, urban economics, health, and education. His PhD work focused on integrating economic models of fertility into well-established models of investment in children and human development and studied the role of gender and race in labor market outcomes. His most recent research has focused on the mechanisms behind inequality in income, human capital, and health across and over generations. He develops and estimates economic models to investigate the sources of income disparities and how socioeconomic status and welfare are transmitted from one generation to another through investments made by families, schools, and neighborhoods, and how these factors are affected by public policies implemented by central governments.