Smriti Sharma is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics at Newcastle University, England. Her research specialization is in development economics, labour economics, and behavioural economics. Within these fields, her work spans the following three areas: (i) education, skills and labour markets; (ii) political economy of development; and (iii) caste and gender-based disadvantage and discrimination. She works with both secondary data and primary data collected using surveys and experiments.
She obtained her PhD in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and has previously worked at the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). She is also a Fellow at Global Labor Organization (GLO).
Smriti Sharma joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in January 2021.