Smriti Sharma is a Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. 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. Smriti has presented her research widely at various conferences and seminars, and published peer reviewed publications such as Journal of Comparative Economics, Small Business Economics, and Economic and Political Weekly.