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Welcome. I’m a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University. My research is in comparative and international political economy, and focuses primarily on the politics of democracy and redistribution. I have published in The Journal of Politics and International Organization. My work is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, and the Leitner Political Economy Program at Yale. My CV is available here. In case you would like to get in touch, you can reach me at gautam.nair@yale.edu.

I have taught in Yale’s political science department and business school. My teaching interests include comparative politics, international political economy, distributive politics, business-government relations, the politics of South Asia, and quantitative methods.

I was born and raised in India. I have a BA in economics from Colby College and earned an MA from the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Previously I worked at Innovations for Poverty Action and at the Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University.

Thanks for visiting.