Associate Professor at the Economics Department, Ashoka University, India
Kanika Mahajan is an Associate Professor at the Economics Department, Ashoka University, India. Her primary research interests include labor, gender and agriculture with a focus on distributional consequences of economic growth and public policies across demographic groups and firms. As part of her current research agenda on gender and labor, she is working on issues around stagnation of women's labor force participation in India - exploring both the supply side and the demand side linkages using data from digital platforms as well as secondary household and firm data. Her other ongoing research examines growth and resilience of firms in India and its implications for labor, capital and trade. Kanika obtained her Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics from the Economics and Planning Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, in 2015. She completed her undergraduate studies in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, followed by a Master’s in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She is also an affiliate at the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, Monash University, Australia and an invited researcher at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL).