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I am a Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi), Lead Academic of the International Growth Centre’s (IGC) India program and Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn). From July 2021, I am on leave as Senior Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Department of Economics.

My research interests lie at the intersection of development and labor economics and can be categorized into three broad themes: gender and social identity, human capital and governance. Currently I am leading multiple projects, supported by IWWAGE, that aim to analyse and suggest measures that can loosen the constraints women face in engaging in remunerative economic activities.

I am associated with initiatives to build capacity towards research in economics in India – Society for Economics Research in India (SERI) and The Feedback Initiative.