Gautam

Welcome. I’m a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University. My research is on the political economy of democracy and redistribution, with a regional focus on South Asia. My papers are published or forthcoming in The Journal of Politics, International Organization, and Perspectives on Politics.

I was born and raised in India. I have a BA in economics from Colby College and an MA from the Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Previously I worked at Innovations for Poverty Action, a leading economics research organization, and at the Sustainable Engineering Lab at Columbia University. I teach in Yale’s political science department and business school.

My CV is available here. You can reach me at gautam.nair@yale.edu. Thanks for visiting.