Research fellow, United Nations University

Smriti Sharma is a research fellow at UNU-WIDER in Helsinki, Finland. Her research interests are in development economics, applied econometrics, and experimental economics. Her research focuses on caste and gender based discrimination in India and Bangladesh, through the lens of caste-based crimes, self-employment, and labour markets; and examines issues related to higher education in India. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics.


  • –present
    Development Economist, United Nations University


  • 2015 
    Delhi School of Economics, Ph.D in Economics