Mahima Vasishth

Mahima Vasishth

Non-Resident Associate Fellow

Mahima Vasishth is a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. She will join as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies, Bocconi University, in September 2023. Her research interests lie in the fields of Labour, Development, and Public Economics. She specialises in understanding the factors that shape women’s economic and social participation, and the criminal justice system in developing economies. She worked at the International Monetary Fund in the summer of 2020 as a Fund Intern, wherein she co-authored a paper on the participation of women in the Fintech industry across countries, as users and leaders. Mahima has also published on the role of a mismatch between the mother tongue and medium of instruction in schools on linguistic minorities in India.


  • PhD Economics, University of California, Irvine 2017- 2023 (Expected)
  • M.Sc. Economics, TERI University, New Delhi, India, 2014
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics, Delhi University, New Delhi, India, 2012

Work Experience

  • 2014-2017: Research Assistant, Center for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics