Siddharth Chandra is a professor at Michigan State University's (MSU) James Madison College and Director of MSU's Asian Studies Center. He also holds a courtesy appointment with MSU's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research interests include behavior and policy relating to addictive substances, the intersection of economics, health and history in Asia, and applications of portfolio theory to fields outside finance, for which the theory was originally developed.
Chandra received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University, A.M. (Ph.D. pass) in economics from the University of Chicago, and B.A. (with honors) in economics from Brandeis University. Prior to joining Michigan State University, he was Director of the Asian Studies Center and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.