Shamika-Ravi1

Shamika Ravi

Senior Fellow - Governance Studies

Senior Fellow - Brookings India

Dr. Ravi is a Senior Fellow of Governance Studies Program, at Brookings India and Brookings Institution Washington D.C. She leads the Development Economics research vertical at Brookings India, where the focus is on financial inclusion, health, gender inequality and urbanisation. Dr. Ravi is a visiting professor of Economics at the Indian School of Business where she teaches courses in Game Theory and Microfinance. She is affiliated with the Financial Access Initiative of New York University and is an independent director on the board of Microcredit Ratings International Limited. She was part of the Enforcement Directorate of Microfinance Institutions Network in India and has served as independent director on boards of several leading microfinance institutions.

Professor Ravi publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals and writes regular opinion pieces in major newspapers. Her research work has been featured and cited by BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times and most national and regional newspapers and magazines in India. Here are some of her recent peer-reviewed publications:

  • What Explains Childhood Violence? Global Macro and Micro Correlates” (with R. Ahluwalia). The Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, 2017
  • “Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution in Consumption: Empirical Evidence from a Natural Experiment”, (with M Kapoor). Management Science, 2016
  • Health and Morbidity in India: 2004 – 2014” (with R. Ahluwalia and S. Bergkvist). Brookings India Report, December, 2016.
  • Building Smart Cities in India: Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam” (with A. Tomer, A. Bhatia and J. Kane). Brookings Institution Report, 2016
  • “Failure vs. Displacement: Why an Innovative Anti-Poverty Program Showed No Net Impact”, (with J. Morduch, and J. Bauchet). Journal of Development Economics, 2015
  • “Workfare in Low Income Countries: An Effective Way to Fight Poverty? The Case of NREGS in India” (with M. Engler), World Development, 2015
  • “Women Voters in Indian Democracy: A Silent Revolution”, (with M. Kapoor). Economic and Political Weekly, Volume - XLIX No. 12, 22 March 2015

Dr. Ravi is a Senior Fellow of Governance Studies Program, at Brookings India and Brookings Institution Washington D.C. She leads the Development Economics research vertical at Brookings India, where the focus is on financial inclusion, health, gender inequality and urbanisation. Dr. Ravi is a visiting professor of Economics at the Indian School of Business where she teaches courses in Game Theory and Microfinance. She is affiliated with the Financial Access Initiative of New York University and is an independent director on the board of Microcredit Ratings International Limited. She was part of the Enforcement Directorate of Microfinance Institutions Network in India and has served as independent director on boards of several leading microfinance institutions.

Professor Ravi publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals and writes regular opinion pieces in major newspapers. Her research work has been featured and cited by BBC, The Guardian, The Financial Times and most national and regional newspapers and magazines in India. Here are some of her recent peer-reviewed publications:

  • What Explains Childhood Violence? Global Macro and Micro Correlates” (with R. Ahluwalia). The Journal of Psychology, Health and Medicine, 2017
  • “Elasticity of Intertemporal Substitution in Consumption: Empirical Evidence from a Natural Experiment”, (with M Kapoor). Management Science, 2016
  • Health and Morbidity in India: 2004 – 2014” (with R. Ahluwalia and S. Bergkvist). Brookings India Report, December, 2016.
  • Building Smart Cities in India: Allahabad, Ajmer and Visakhapatnam” (with A. Tomer, A. Bhatia and J. Kane). Brookings Institution Report, 2016
  • “Failure vs. Displacement: Why an Innovative Anti-Poverty Program Showed No Net Impact”, (with J. Morduch, and J. Bauchet). Journal of Development Economics, 2015
  • “Workfare in Low Income Countries: An Effective Way to Fight Poverty? The Case of NREGS in India” (with M. Engler), World Development, 2015
  • “Women Voters in Indian Democracy: A Silent Revolution”, (with M. Kapoor). Economic and Political Weekly, Volume – XLIX No. 12, 22 March 2015