Pramila Krishnan began her academic life as an econometrician working on models of self-selection before seeing the light and moving on to work in development economics. Her research has concentrated on applied microeconomics and she has worked on topics ranging from household portfolios of poor households, to risk-sharing, intra-household allocation and informal insurance, social networks, non-cognitive skills and whether migrants might be both rich and happy. Professor Krishnan’s current work focuses on topics ranging from political economy (the impact of national resources on incentives for good governance), rural-urban migration (with a focus on India) to firm behaviour and exchange-rate fluctuations in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research relies on data from surveys, administrative data governments and data on mobility from sources such as Facebook.