I am a Research Director at CAFRAL, which is promoted by the Reserve bank of India. I am an applied economist with interests across banking, corporate finance, household finance, and real estate. I am particularly interested in how government intervention influences bank, borrower, and household decisions.
Research interests: Banking, Corporate Finance, Household Finance, Real Estate
CAFRAL, Research Department
Reserve Bank of India Main Building,
Shahid Bhagat Singh Road,
Fort, Mumbai 400 001
+91 22 22694583 (O)
+91 7506291802 (M)
July 3, 2021: Panel member at the ISB Impact Forum, 2021 on impact through policy research and intervention
June 4, 2021: Presentation of The Unholy Trinity: Regulatory Forbearance, Stressed Banks, and Zombie Firms" at the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS) 2021 conference held from June 4-6, 2021
May 5, 2021: Presentation of work on zombie lending at the IIM, Calcutta Research Summer School, 2021 held from 1-10 May, 2021
April 16, 2021: Presentation of "Unearthing zombies" at the Shiv Nadar seminar series. Slides can be found here.
April 3, 2021: Presentation of “Mortgage policies and their effects on racial segregation and upward mobility” at the NBER-RFS conference on Inequality, Discrimination, and the Financial System
January 7, 2021: Discussion of “Consumer Demand Shocks & Firm Linkages: Evidence from Demonetization in India” at the 5th JAAF India Symposium on January 7-8, 2021 jointly organized by IIMC, IIMA, IIMB, and ISB.
December 1, 2020: Presentation of "Unearthing zombies" at the IIM-L Finance Research Seminar Series. Slides can be found here.
July 2, 2020: Presentation of “Fire Sales and Zombie Lending” at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Corporate Finance Online Workshop.
May 1, 2020: Panel Discussion on “FinTech and the Covid-19 pandemic” at Varanium Capital Advisors Private Limited.
December 20, 2019: Policy Panel Discussion on “Banking Crisis and the Indian Economy” at the 15th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development. Slides can be found here.
December 19, 2019: Presentation of "Unearthing zombies" at the 15th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development. Slides can be found here.
November 27, 2019: Presentation of "The unintended consequences of forbearance" at Ashoka seminar series.
November 11, 2019: Presentation of "The unintended consequences of forbearance" at the conference on "Prepared for the Next Crisis? The Costs and Benefits of Financial Regulation" organized by Norges Bank.