Welcome! I conduct research in comparative and international political economy, and focus primarily on the politics of democracy, redistribution, and state-business relations. I serve as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. I am a faculty co-chair of the Weatherhead Center Research Cluster on Business and Government, a faculty affiliate of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Center for International Development. My CV is available here. In case you would like to get in touch, you can reach me at

Born and raised in India, I received my PhD with distinction from Yale University, and previously worked at Innovations for Poverty Action and the Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University.

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