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Niti Gupta

Niti Gupta

Programme Associate

Niti's work at The Council's revolves around sustainable agriculture and food systems. Her current research focusses on the assessment and scaling up of sustainable agricultural practices in India. Her research interests are in the areas of RCTs, behavioral and experimental economics, and using evaluation studies to critically examine public policies in developing countries.

Prior to joining The Council, she was a Research Associate with the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), where her work involved research around the social and environmental impacts of mining and thermal power projects in India.

Niti holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies, with a major in Economics of Development, from the International Institute of Social Sciences (ISS), Erasmus University. Her postgraduate thesis was awarded one of the Best Three Research Papers of ISS MA in Development Studies, Academic Year 2016-17. She also holds an undergraduate honours degree in Economics from Daulat Ram College, Delhi University.

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  • What I believe in

     

    I am a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of the will.

     

    Antonio Gramsci

     


    What Others say

     

    A dedicated researcher, Niti's strength is in her inquisitiveness and determination to find answers. She is always assessing and trying to understand ‘why we do what we do.’ And of course, Niti, with her ever-charming smile, never fails to lift our spirits.

     

    Kangkanika Neog

    Programme Associate