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Dr Wilima Wadhwa is a Director of ASER Centre. She has been associated with ASER since its inception in 2005. Dr Wadhwa earned her undergraduate degree, with Honors in Economics from Delhi University, M.A. degrees in Economics from Delhi University and University of California, and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California. Dr Wadhwa has been published extensively and teaches statistics and econometrics at the University of California (Irvine), and the Indian Statistical Institute (New Delhi). She has also been a member of various government committees. Dr Wadhwa’s other research interests include development and economics of education.
Posts by Wilima Wadhwa
In recent years, the focus has shifted from enrolment to learning in school education in India. The debate has been centred on learning levels of children and whether they moved up or down, but what a...
- Wilima Wadhwa
- 13 March, 2019
There are now various assessments to measure learning levels, and much debate around what learning indicators to use at different stages of schooling. In this article, Wilima Wadhwa, Director of ASER...
- Wilima Wadhwa
- 18 November, 2015
Choice and cost: the role of household decision making and spending on secondary education in rural Bihar
This project attempts to understand the educational choices that households make and expenditures they undertake for children going from upper primary school to secondary school in Bihar. It is design...
- IGC Research on India
The Right to Education Act focuses on inputs in the schooling process and teaching the prescribed curriculum, but has little to say about learning outcomes of children. This article argues that educa...