Shamika Ravi was a Vice President Economic Policy at ORF. Her research focuses on economics of development including areas of finance health urbanization and gender. Dr. Ravi is also a Visiting Professor of Economics at leading graduate business schools in India including The BITS School of Management and The Indian School of Business. She was a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India. Dr. Ravi publishes regularly in international peer-reviewed academic journals and translates her research for wider audiences through frequent op-eds in English and Hindi newspapers. Her research has been extensively featured and cited by global media outlets and national and regional newspapers across India. She is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Ravi holds a PhD in Economics from NYU MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and BA(H) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women.