Dr Morjaria joined the Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences faculty at Kellogg School of Management in 2015. He has lived in Tanzania, Kenya and UK. Prior to joining Kellogg, he was a Junior Scholar at the Harvard Academy's Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs and a Giorgio Ruffolo Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at the Centre for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School. Morjaria completed his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. His research interests are in economic development, organizational economics, and political economy across several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Burundi, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). His current research focuses on understanding market design issues in commodity exchanges, changes in firm performance due to aquisitions, industrial policy in emerging markets, political economy of resource management and nation-building in weak institutionalized economies. He is an affiliate of the NBER (DEVO and PIE), CEPR (DEVO, IO, PE and OE), BREAD, CESifo, IGC, CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Progam, Pan-African Research Council, and the Research Network on Sustainable Global Supply Chains.
He has worked for the World Bank Group as a Young Professional in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Energy & Infrastructure Unit, as a management consultant at Kaiser Associates in London and prior to graduate school worked in the Structured Derivatives unit at Deutsche Bank, London.