Ph.D. in Economics, VU University Amsterdam / Tinbergen Institute, August 2009.

Research project: Impact of Early Conditions in Life on Events Later in Life Supervisor: Gerard J. van den Berg M.Phil. in Economics, Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, September 2006.

M.A. in Economics, Boston University, September 2004.

M.Sc. in Economics and Financial Economics (with merit), University of Nottingham, August 2003.

B.A. in Economics (with honours), University of Delhi, July 2001.

B.A. in Indian Classical Music (vocal), University of Punjab, April 1997.

Academic interests

Health and demographic economics, population and development economics, applied econometrics.


Doctoral research fellowship, Microdata Methods and Practice supported by EU 6TH Research Framework and Marie Curie Research Training Actions. Poster Award Winner, Annual meeting – Population Association of America, Detroit, April 2009.