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Pallavi Choudhuri

Senior Fellow

Pallavi Choudhuri is a Senior Fellow at the NCAER-National Data Innovation Center (NDIC). Her primary research interests are in development, informality, poverty and inequality, and gender. At NDIC, her recent work has focused on leading experiments related to measurement gaps in income and consumption data and women’s time use. 

Prior to joining NCAER, Choudhuri taught courses in Economics at the Grand Valley State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She has a PhD. in Economics from the University of Wyoming.


  • April 2022 - Present, Senior Fellow, NCAER

  • April 2018 - March 2022, Fellow, NCAER
  • 2015 - March 2018, Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • 2012 - 2015, Visiting Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University (Michigan, USA)
  • 2007 - 2008, Instructor, University of Wyoming (Wyoming, USA)
  • 2007 -  2008, Research Assistant for Dr. Sherrill Shaffer
  • 2004 - 2007, Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming (Wyoming, USA)
  • 2001-2003, Financial Consultant, Standard Chartered Bank, Kolkata, India



  • PhD in  Economics, University of Wyoming (U.S.A.), 2014
  • Masters in Economics, Calcutta University, 2002
  • B.Sc. (Honors), Lady Brabourne College (Calcutta University), 2000


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Research Interests

Economic Policy
Financial Inclusion
Human Development