Manoj Mohanan

Manoj Mohanan

Associate Professor of Economics

External Address: 
260 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-9263

Manoj Mohanan is an applied microeconomist, focusing on health and development economics, with a background in medicine and public health. His research focuses on topics related to health and health care in developing countries including: performance-based contracts, measurement of provider quality and performance, social franchising, and social accountability / monitoring.  He also studies the role of subjective expectations and beliefs in health care behavior.

Several of his projects feature field experiments, policy interventions and evaluations. He is involved in research projects in India, Kenya and China.
For more on policy evaluation and research projects in India, please visit COHESIVE-India.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2009
  • M.S.P.H., Harvard University 2000

Das, Jishnu, Alaka Holla, Veena Das, Manoj Mohanan, Diana Tabak, and Brian Chan. “In urban and rural India, a standardized patient study showed low levels of provider training and huge quality gaps.Health Aff (Millwood) 31, no. 12 (December 2012): 2774–84. Full Text

Mohanan, Manoj, and Joanna Maselko. “Quasi-experimental evidence on the causal effects of physical health on mental health.Int J Epidemiol 39, no. 2 (April 2010): 487–93. Full Text

Mahal, Ajay, and Manoj Mohanan. “Growth of private medical education in India.Med Educ 40, no. 10 (October 2006): 1009–11. Full Text

Mahal, A., and M. Mohanan. “Medical Education in India: Implications for access to care and its quality.” Journal of Educational Planning and Administration 20, no. 4 (2006).