Research Project

Quantifying Inefficiency in Indian Electricity Supply

Understanding the extent of short-run dispatch inefficiencies in India’s power sector
Energy & Environment Public Finance
Research Project

India Climate Prospectus

A tool that can guide policymakers about where and how to direct resources to cope with extreme weather
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Demand for Off-grid Solar Power: Evidence from Rural India

The experiment seeks to measure short- and medium-term impacts of having access to small amount of electricity, provided through a solar micro-grid
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Value of Health Insurance: Field Experiment in India

Evaluating health and financial benefits of expanding Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana to an economically vulnerable population ineligible for coverage
Health & Medicine Public Finance
Research Project

Consequences and Benefits of Targeted Subsidies: Evidence from a School Uniform Program

Determining potential benefits of expensive government-led initiatives for increasing school participation
Education
Research Project

Closing Gender Gap in Education and Innovation

The upcoming research project will help inform policy about when and how to intervene to close gender inequality in education and innovation
Education
Research Project

Effects of India’s Car Tax Policy on Air Pollution, Market Competition, and Welfare

Evaluating the effects of size-based car tax policy on air pollution, social welfare, and market structure
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Can Employee Networks Improve Innovation in India’s IT Services Sector?

Evaluating effectiveness of employee collaboration networks in triggering organizational innovation
Labor Economics
Research Project

Evaluation of Mission Kakatiya: Minor Irrigation Project in Telangana

Understanding the impact of increased access to irrigation on local agriculture and water markets
Water & Sanitation
Research Project

Effects of Policy-induced Transportation Bottlenecks on Flow of Goods in India

The upcoming research will try to understand how logistics-related reforms associated with GST policy have affected goods movement within India
Public Finance
Research Project

Increasing Energy Access by Reducing Electricity Distribution Losses

Identifying cost-effective pathways for increasing energy access and reducing energy poverty
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Water-to-Cloud: Cyberphysical Sensor Network System for Water Quality Mapping and Monitoring

Exploring the benefits of continuous, real-time, and in-situ water quality monitoring system that would act as an early warning system
Water & Sanitation
Research Project

Incentivizing Behavioral Change: Role of Time Preferences

Improving patients’ health outcomes by conducting short-run interventions that motivate them to modify their lifestyles
Health & Medicine
Research Project

Cool Roofing Solutions for Reducing Heat Stress in Delhi Slums

Reimagining roofs in slums of Delhi that lower ambient indoor temperatures, allow residents to conserve energy, and improve their quality of life
Energy & Environment Urban Development
Research Project

Collaborations for Impact in Education

Understanding how to scale up early child education interventions in a manner that is relevant to large-scale policymaking
Education
Research Project

Star Rating Program: Reducing Pollution in Maharashtra through Transparency

Increasing public participation in India's environmental regulatory process by disclosing industrial performance through a five-star rating system
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Incentivizing Public Agents for Increase in Utility Revenue Collection

Identifying correct incentive mechanisms for public agents to encourage them to efficiently collect revenue
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Urban Innovation Challenge: Design Bengaluru

Addressing Bengaluru's environmental challenges by crowdsourcing inventive ideas from citizens, civic leaders, and corporations
Energy & Environment Urban Development
Research Project

Star Rating Program: Improving Pollution Monitoring and Enforcement in Odisha

Designing innovative energy-environment solutions for Odisha and evaluating Continuous Emission Monitoring System through cutting-edge research experiments
Energy & Environment
Research Project

Quality of Life in India’s Slums

Understanding migration, regulation, governance, and housing in slums across India through interdisciplinary research
Health & Medicine Labor Economics Public Finance Urban Development
Research Project

Salivary DNA as a Tool for Detecting Oral Cancer

Developing a salivary DNA kit for simple, low-cost cancer screening that could be used in high-risk patients
Health & Medicine