Smriti Sharma is a Lecturer in economics at Newcastle University Business School, UK. She is a Research Affiliate at Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) and a Fellow at Global Labor Organization (GLO). Her fields of specialization are development economics, labour economics, and behavioural economics. Her research focuses on three areas: (i) education, skills and labour markets; (ii) political economy of development; and (iii) caste and gender-based disadvantage and discrimination. Her work focuses mainly on India and Vietnam.