Debasmita Padhi

Senior Research Associate, J-PAL South Asia

Debasmita Padhi is a Senior Research Associate on the Math Games Scale Up project where she works with teams from Harvard University and Pratham Education Foundation to scale up an innovative early years Math curriculum. She has previously led the implementation of an RCT on early childhood education in Gujarat and a scoping study in Delhi. She is interested in the economics of education and education policy with a focus on early childhood education.

Prior to joining J-PAL, Debasmita interned at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and was a student consultant at Oxford Development Consultancy.

She completed her MSc in Economics for Development from University of Oxford as the department scholarship holder and holds a BA (Honours) degree in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University.