Year entered Program: 2019
Research Interests: Teacher perceptions of student ability and its effects on student achievement.
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Alejandro Ganimian
Sharnic's research is at the intersection of psychology and economics. He is interested in understanding the variation in beliefs and behaviors of students and teachers in the context of improving learning levels in low- and middle-income countries. His research in this area takes the form of generating policy-relevant interventions that target individual behavior, often developed and evaluated using randomized field trials in South Asia and Latin America. His current research portfolio focuses on two sets of outcomes: teachers' belief accuracy and learning losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining NYU, he was a research associate at J-PAL South Asia. Sharnic has a masters degree in Education and International Development from University College London, and a bachelors degree in Economics from Shiv Nadar University, India.