Hello, I'm Saumya.

I am a PhD candidate in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

My research interests are in Political Economy, Applied Microeconomics and Public Policy. I'm on the 2020-2021 job market.

I am particularly interested in how institutions constrain or open up opportunities for individuals and groups to coexist. I've worked on projects about the impact of norms of compromise on cooperation of diverse people, regulation of conflict arising from cultural differences, and gridlocks arising from coalitions formed by ideologically opposite extremes.