Research Economist and Research Assistant Professor
Srikant Devaraj, PhD, is a research economist and research assistant professor in the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at Ball State University. Devaraj earned a doctorate in economics from Indiana University, Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2016 with fields in health economics, applied econometrics, and health informatics (minor). His research interests lie in the areas of public policy, economic growth, regional economics, and health/healthcare/behavioral outcomes.
Devaraj's research has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, CNN, NPR’s “Morning Edition”, CBS, Fox, NBC, MSNBC, Marginal Revolution blog, Science magazine, Indianapolis Star, The Atlantic, Forbes, and many national/international news outlets. Devaraj received the “Best unpublished research paper” award from Family Firm Institute in 2016. He has been a recipient of Extraordinary Year Award for the Miller College of Business, Ball State University in 2017.
Devaraj also holds master’s degrees in information and communication sciences and business administration from Ball State University. His bachelor’s degree is in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras (India). He is also a PMI-certified project management professional (PMP). Prior to joining the center, he was a graduate research assistant for the Center for Media Design at Ball State. He also worked as a project engineer at VA Tech Wabag Ltd (India) for three years in the field of project management.