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Hema Swaminathan

Non-Resident Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
May 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015

Hema Swaminathan is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India. She is broadly interested in unpacking household processes with a focus on poverty and inequality. Her recent and ongoing research focuses on wealth and asset distribution across individuals and its implications for welfare outcomes; examining the impact of inheritance and marital regimes on wealth accumulation; understanding the links between economic growth and women’s labor supply; and exploring the effect of policy initiatives on health outcomes. Hema co-leads the Gender Asset Gap Project (www.genderassetgap.org) and the project on examining the impact of Social Policies on Health Equity in India.