Sophie Mitra

Sophie Mitra



Sophie Mitra is Professor in the Department of Economics, co-director of the Disability Studies Program and founding director of the Research Consortium on Disability at Fordham University. Her research interests relate to disability, health and wellbeing, in the Global South in particular. She has studied the impact of social protection programs and the economic impact of disability, including the extra costs of living with a disability. She has published in journals in economics, public policy, public health, development studies and disability studies. She is a fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association, a Fordham-Columbia research fellow and an affiliate of the Columbia China Center for Social Policy. 


Mitra, S. (2018). Disability, Health and Human Development. Palgrave McMillan. 

Mitra, S., Palmer, M. Kim, H., Mont, D. and Groce, N. (2017). Extra costs of disability: a review of the literature. Disability and Health. Vol 10(4): 475-484.

Mitra, S. and Kruse, D. (2016) Are workers with disabilities more likely to be displaced? International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(4): pp. 1550-1579.

Mitra, S. (2009), Disability Screening and Labor Supply: Evidence from South Africa, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 99(2); pp. 512-516.