Bio & CV

Hello!  Thanks for your interest in my work.  I am a PhD student at Harvard University.  My main research interests are in development economics, political economy and labour economics.  My job market paper studies how political dynasties affect economic development. 

Other work includes (i) a project examining the long-run labour market impacts of vocational secondary education, using the creation of the Normal Technical stream in Singapore as a natural experiment; (ii) a large-scale field experiment in India that studies why voters elect criminal politicians, and highlights the role of information frictions and coordination failure; (iii) a paper that exploits a series of reforms to the sport of cricket to show how the presence of a neutral colleague reduces umpiring bias; and (iv) an ongoing project studying the long-run economic impacts of accepting refugees using the Partition of India in 1947 as a natural experiment.

I previously worked as an economist for the Chief Economic Adviser to the Indian government and as a research economist for the Singapore government.  I have a BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE.

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