Veda Binod Narasimhan

Assistant Professor of Economics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD University of Zurich; MSc London School of Economics; BA McGill University

Research Areas: Rural development; Political Economy & Institutions; Migration & Urbanisation


Veda Narasimhan is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Social Science Division at NYU Abu Dhabi. Prior to that, she pursued a PhD in Economics at the University of Zurich. She is an applied micro-economist, working at the intersection between political economy and development economics. Her research looks at how political institutions impact local development and the extent to which rural development programs impact both aggregate growth and urbanization. Her current research projects focus on India, with topics related to migration, trade, urbanization, and local economic development.

Veda holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she received a BA in Economics with a Minor in Political Science from McGill University.

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