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Aashish Mehta is a development economist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies, at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB). His recent studies focus on the connections between employment, education, skill, inequality, globalisation and changes in the structure of national economies. He has also published papers on a wide variety of other areas, including commodity price dynamics, caste-based discrimination, electricity sector reforms, subsidised food distribution systems, international human rights initiatives, and the development of scientific capacity around the world. Before joining UCSB, he served as an economist at the Asian Development Bank, where he analysed electricity sector reforms in several Central Asian countries and the Philippines, and studied Asia's emerging employment challenges.