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Arpita Soni

  • PhD Student (2nd year)

Arpita Soni is a PhD student in the Department of Economics. Her research interests lie in Development Economics and Game Theory.

Before starting her doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Arpita was a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, India) where she was working on the Impact of paid maternity leave on firm performance and individual decisions. She also earned her Master of Arts in Economics from Delhi School of Economics (Delhi, India). As a Research Assistant, she worked on (i) effect of a female candidate winning elections on the quality of education, (ii) impact of US-China tariff war on Indian economy, and (iii) impact of pandemic on refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers. Arpita also holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Economics from University of Delhi.

    Education & Training

  • Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)
  • M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi)
  • B.A., Economics, Miranda House (University of Delhi)
Research Interests

Development Economics, Game Theory