dar_photoI am a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics, The George Washington University. I was a visiting graduate student at School of Global Policy & Strategy, UC San Diego (2015-16) and have also been a Non-Resident Lead Researcher at the Centre for Public Policy, Habitat and Human Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (2013-16).

My research interests lie at the intersection of economics and politics. I study political selection and elite formation in democratic societies. I also examine how to foster collective action to increase accountability and reduce corruption in low-income settings. A second strand of my research focuses on agrarian issues where I analyze the health and environmental impacts of adopting modern technologies in rural communities. You may read more about my work here.

Primary fields: Development Economics, Political Economy

Secondary fields: Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Contact details:
Department of Economics
2115 G Street NW
Monroe Hall 340
Washington, DC 20052