Ph.D. (Public Policy), Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
BA (Economics), Bates College
|Full Time Work Experience
2007- Faculty, IIM Ahmedabad
2004-07 Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), Princeton
ADMINISTRATIVE and OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
2016-18 Visiting Faculty (Social Entrepreneurship; Challenging Corporate Social Irresponsibility), Ashoka University
2015 Board Member, Vaya Finance
2014 Visiting Faculty (Social Entrepreneurship), IIM Udaipur
2013-14 Co-chairperson, Admissions Committee, IIM-A
2010-2012 Chairperson, Public Systems Group, IIM-A
2010-2012 Board Member, SKS Trust Advisors Private Limited
TEACHING AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Post-Graduate Compulsory: Socio-Cultural Environment of Business; Government Systems and the Policy Process; Microeconomics
Post-Graduate Electives: Social Entrepreneurship; Investigating Corporate Social Irresponsibility; Public Policy; Quantitative Methods for Causal Inference in Social Policy; Practice of Social Business;
Doctoral: Public Policy; Research Methods (Quantitative); Analysing and Evaluating Education Policy; Methods for Policy Analysis and Research
Undergraduate (Ashoka University): Social Entrepreneurship; Challenging Corporate Social Irresponsibility
Right to Education Resource Center: Action research project facilitating the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (https://sites.google.com/iima.ac.in/rterc)
Commissioned Research Studies
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
As a member of the faculty in the Public Systems Group and Ravi J Mathai Center for Education Innovation have undertaken the following unpaid research studies:
Evaluation of LAMP Pathways project, a pilot on increasing demand for secondary education. Research project funded by American Indian Foundation Trust.
Education Systems Reform. Research project funded by Central Square Foundation and Education Development Trust. March 2016-September 2017.
Innovations in Child Social Protection Policies. Published following reports under research project funded by UNICEF.
Innovation in Secondary Education: Pratham Open School of Education. As part of research project funded by Pratham. August 2014-July 2015; June 2017-October 2018.
State of the Nation: RTE Section 12(1)(c). Annual Reports( 2015, 2016, 2017). Joint reports with Central Square Foundation, Accountability Initiative (Centre for Policy Research) and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. March 2015 (with Sunaina Kuhn and others) as part of project, " RTE and Social Inclusion in Schools". Research project funded by Central Square Foundation. September 2014-.
Mahila Samakhya 2014: A National Review. Evaluation commissioned by Ministry of Human Resource Development. November 2014 (with Vijaya Sherry Chand and Advaita Marathe)
Financial Sustainability of Community Video Units (CVUs): Need for a network. Report submitted to Video Volunteers. January 2013 (with Amit Deshwal and Swati Gupta). Research project funded by Video Volunteers.
"A survey of usage of mobiles in poor urban areas." The Policy Paper Series, Number 9, January 2009, Pages 34-50 (with Rekha Jain)
Economic Impact Assessment of Tata Nano Project in Gujarat (July 2013-April 2014) (with Arvind Sahay and Vishwanath Pingali)
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