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Research in the fields of Technology, Labor, Environment, and Agriculture with a particular focus on the gender perspective.


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Development Economics, Labor Economics, Agriculture, Climate Change, Gender

Research Statement

Nikita Sangwan's research focuses on the gender-differentiated labor impacts of climatic shocks and the role of social safety nets in mitigating the adverse effects of such shocks. Her work also delves into the role of women's agency in enhancing the household's welfare. She recently worked on a Randomised Control Trial (RCT) in Delhi, India to understand how lowering job search costs and harnessing social networks can stem social constraints to women’s employment. Currently, she is working on experiments in collaboration with digital job platforms to study the role of beliefs and information in job search behavior and the impact of artificial intelligence algorithms on labor market dynamics. She is also working on Environment for Development (EfD) funded projects on air pollution and transition to clean sources of energy.



  • Early Career Research Fellow, Environment for Development (EfD) 
  • Junior Fellow, Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


  • HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • H Social Sciences (General)


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