CEW+Inspire Workshop Series – You Can Shake the World: My Ongoing Journey as a Development Economist

March 21, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hatcher Library Gallery, Room 100, 913 S University Ave, Ann Arbor

Presenter: Achyuta Adhvaryu, Arnold M and Linda T Jacob Faculty Fellow, Assistant Professor of Business Economics, Stephen M Ross School of Business and Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research

This workshop focuses on the work and research of development economist Dr. Achyuta Adhvaryu. While exploring what forces trap people in poverty, attendees will discuss the role the private sector can play in improving the welfare of low-income individuals. Learning about the ways women are marginalized socially and institutionally, participants will consider methods for intervention to unlock economic opportunity for women. Diving deeper, attendees will explore the impacts these interventions have on women and their families. While discussing Dr. Achyuta Adhvaryu’s inspiration for choosing his career path, attendees will learn methods to “shake the world” as Gandhi once said. A hands-on wellness activity will be presented by the CEW+ Inspire team to complement this workshop.

The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

Free and open to the public.

achyuta-adhvaryuAchyuta Adhvaryu is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He pursues a research agenda at the intersection of business economics, development, and health. His current work has focused on understanding determinants of worker productivity and measuring the impacts of interventions that increase productivity while improving key aspects of worker welfare. His work is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the International Growth Centre, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and the UK Government’s Department For International Development. In addition to this work, he also studies business models for healthcare delivery in very low-income contexts.


The CEW+Inspire initiative is a multifaceted program that aims to expand the vision of what is possible and teach lifelong skills to underserved students, empowering each to make bold and confident choices about their futures.

Through programming offered under the CEW+Inspire initiative, U-M students, staff, and faculty converge to build coping and resilience skills through mindfulness, the celebration of diverse scholarship, and recognizing the value underserved students bring to the university community.

Honoring the diverse scholarship of faculty members serves an integral role in this program as it both recognizes their unique contributions, while serving as inspiration to students and offering real-life representations of authentic journeys to success.