Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Business, Government and International Economy Unit
Harvard Business School
Reshmaan Hussam's research explores questions at the intersection of development, behavioral, and health economics. Considering the puzzle of the ubiquitously low adoption of many low cost, high return goods, behaviors, and technologies in the developing world, she explores the role of learning and habit formation in sustained behavioral change. She also examines how to utilize community information to optimally allocate capital to microentrepreneurs as well as how digitization of financial services impacts financial inclusion in resource-poor settings.
Prior to joining Harvard, Hussam was a postdoctoral fellow at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. She received her SB and PhD in economics from MIT.
Faculty webpage: http://www.hbs.edu/rhussam