I am a behavioral scientist currently working as a Research Fellow with the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. My research focuses on data analysis using statistical techniques to achieve development outcomes and inform policy in the fields of public health, financial inclusion, agriculture, and women empowerment through information and communication technologies.
Impact of mobile internet uptake in Ghana and Bangladesh on women’s socio-economic well-being and the social norms surrounding it. This will be done through a 3 year longitudinal panel survey of 11,000 indivuals (users and non users) as well as qualitative in depth interviews.
Randomised control trial (RCT) with 9,000 smallholder farmers in West Bengal, India to test behavioral message framing (using SMS and voice call methods) across 2 treatment and 1 control group to encourage crop diversification among the farmers.
Applying Behavioral Economics to Reduce Broken Dental Appointments. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2020.07.024
I use insights from behavioral science to help achieve development outcomes in public health, agriculture, and women empowerment through information and communication technologies.
I have designed interventions tested through randomised experiments, conducted behavioral lab experiments, and developed panel surveys for longitudinal data collection in Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. I have analysed data through econometric and statistical techniques, and used qualitative research methods to study social norms
I am passionate about understanding how insights of human behavior can inform effective public policy design for low and middle income countries.
Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences, 2020
University of Pennsylvania
BTech in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Sciences, 2018
Indian Institue of Technology, Bombay