I study how businesses and markets evolve(d) in history, and in developing countries, and the technological, cultural and institutional causes that drive such evolution. My PhD thesis studied how accessible and cosmopolitan markets can emerge, and focused on the evolution of trust, the origins of modern markets, and the transmission of caste identity and cosmopolitan attitudes.
I am an Assistant Professor in Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and IIMB Young Faculty Research Chair. I earned my Ph.D. from University College London (UCL) in 2018. During my PhD, I was a Research Associate at the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2016-2018). Additionally, I was affiliated to the Kellogg School of Management and the Center for Economic History at Northwestern University as a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow (2015-2018). Prior to my PhD, I earned my B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) in 2010, and worked as an operations consultant for clients in metals and mining industry (2010-2012). I have also taught operational research methods at the London School of Economics (LSE) (2012-2015), and continue to be an Honorary Research Associate at the UCL School of Management.
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