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Shamika Ravi is a Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institute, India Center. Dr Shamika Ravi’s research is in the area of development economics with a focus on gender inequality and democracy, and financial inclusion and health. She also serves as an assistant professor of economics at the Indian School of Business, where she teaches courses on game theory and microfinance. She is also a faculty affiliate at the Financial Access Initiative of New York University. She is part of the Enforcement Directorate of Microfinance Institutions Network in India and has serves as a director on boards of several microfinance institutions. Professor Ravi has published extensively in academic journals and writes regularly in leading newspapers.
Posts by Shamika Ravi
The fundamental appeal of a workfare programme, vis-à-vis a welfare programme, is that it helps in targeting the beneficiaries. This column assesses the welfare impact of MNREGA on poor rural househ...
- Shamika Ravi
- 11 December, 2014
Women are severely under-represented in political positions across the world. This column analyses constituency-level election data from Indian states to explore why this is so. It finds that while w...
An increasingly popular way to tackle acute poverty is ‘targeting the ultra-poor’. The scheme provides not only money but also training and support and has been hailed a huge success in its origin...