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Dr Mihika Chatterjee is Departmental Lecturer in Development Studies.
She recently completed her DPhil at ODID, where her thesis focussed on the evolution of an industrial zone and its variegated effects on rural-urban transitions, livelihoods and welfare in Maharashtra, India. Her research interests also include anti-poverty policies and poverty measurement. Through her MPhil thesis work, she investigated the effects of India’s Public Distribution System on household food security and child undernutrition in the Koraput district of Odisha, India.
As a graduate researcher at the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), she has worked closely with the government of Ho Chi Minh City and UNDP Vietnam on developing the city’s Multidimensional Poverty Measure for tracking poverty and implementing anti-poverty policies.
Previously, she worked on conducting randomised control trials (RCTs) at the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL, headquartered at MIT). She holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in Economics.