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Shan Aman-Rama

Shan Aman-Rana

Assistant Professor of Economics

Shan Aman-Rana is a development economist interested in understanding the state capacity constraint on development. Her research mainly focuses on organizational economics of public sector workers in developing countries. Her current research investigates discretionary allocations in a bureaucracy in Pakistan and shows that when senior bureaucrats have the discretion to promote juniors, they do so meritocratically. 

Aman-Rana’s research has been funded by STICERD and International Growth Centre (IGC) in the UK, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) in Pakistan and United Stated Institute of Peace. She was awarded Best Teaching Fellow Award in the Economics Tripos (2012-13), University of Cambridge and London School of Economics (LSE) Best Class Teacher Award (2016). She was also nominated for LSE Student-led Most Inspirational Teacher Award (2016).

She holds a Ph.D,  MRes and MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE). Before coming to the UK she worked as a Pakistan Administrative Services (PAS) bureaucrat collecting taxes, adjudicating on revenue matters and dealing with complaints of the citizens against the political establishment, among other things. She is affiliated with  STICERD, Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme (EOPP) LSE, International Growth Centre (IGC) and Bissau Economics Lab (BELAB).  At UVA she will be part of the Democracy Initiative.

This fall she is teaching Development Economics (ECON 4610). 


Shan Aman-Rama
Assistant Professor of Economics
Research Specialist
Graduate student, Fellow
Michael Gilbert
Martha Lubin Karsh and Bruce A. Karsh Bicentennial Professor of Law
Daniel Gingerich
Associate Professor of Politics, Director of UVA's Quantitative Collaborative
Deborah Hellman
David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law and the Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law
Vineet Kapoor
Visiting Professor of Practice
Jessica Ann Levy
Postdoctoral Research Associate
David Singerman
Assistant Professor of History and American Studies
Sandip Sukhtankar
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Sylvia Tidey
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Jan Vogler
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Graduate student, Fellow
Graduate student, Fellow