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I'm Ridhima,

a creative economist,


trained in applied econometrics, game theory, international trade & development, policy design, M&E frameworks, and data visualization


My work intersects at providing short/long term policy insights, building data-science capabilities, and scaling econometric models

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  • B.A. (Hons) Economics, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi University

    • Majors:  International Trade, Econometrics​

  • M.A. Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

    • Majors: Game Theory, Applied Econometrics, Impact Evaluation​

  • MSc., Public Policy and Management, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

    • Majors: Econometrics (PH.D. Level),  Health Economics & Policy, International Trade & Development​

  • Associate Research Scientist, New York University (2017-18)

    • Research/Consulting: Labor Economics, Gender Studies, Technological Innovation​

      • Clients/Funders: USPTO, White House, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science, University of Michigan, NYU Vice Provost, NIH, NSF

    • Teaching, Course Design, Delivery & Management: Data Science for Public Policy (Python)

      • Coleridge Initiative: Mid & Senior Employees across state/federal/international organizations

      • Graduate Students in Wagner School

Publications and Conferences

  • (Author) “ Global Spending on Family Planning and Reproductive Health, 2018 ” (Journal, Center for International Relations and Politics, Institute of Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University)

  • (Author) “ Money for Something: The Links between Research Funding and Innovation ” (IZA, 2018)

  • (Research Support) “ Family Planning in the Context of Latin America's Universal Health Coverage Agenda ” (Global Health: Science & Practice)

  • (Research Support) “ Can differentiated care models solve the crisis in HIV treatment financing? Analysis of prospects for 38 countries in sub-Saharan Africa ” (Global Health: Science & Practice)

  • (Author) “ Smart Street Sweeping in the City of Pittsburgh, PA” (Panel Paper, APPAM, Washington DC, 2017)

About me

Thanks for visiting my page!

I'm a passionate & creative professional, and use a combination of design, data driven evidence & research to reach solutions & devise program strategies. 

I have a distinct advantage of having worked across geographies, and types of organizations, which include the most rigorous academic institutes, multiple levels of state/federal machineries, and public and private organizations. 

While my work spans domain areas, Public Health is especially close to my heart, and I'm keen on opportunities in this space. 

Presently, I'm in long-term collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in India and the P4H Network at WHO HQ. 

At the Clinton Health Access Initiative,  I support strategic goals within their multiple nation-wide Tuberculosis programs, and am leading several research and analytics projects. You can read about their work in this space here

At the P4H network, I'm supporting collaborative efforts in creating efficient frameworks for Health Policy & Systems Research, improving efficiency in Health Financing for low and medium developed countries, and supporting the development of a data platform. 

I also work closely with and represent Infinite Sum Modeling, a boutique consulting firm with a global clientele of Harvard Medical SchoolWorld Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNCTAD, and many others. Should you require our expertise, please reach out. 

An academic at heart, I routinely take curated data science training/workshops for graduate students and employees at major public and private organizations. 

Pro Bono Interests: I volunteer my time for research and fundraising for a small NGO working primarily in the field of education, in Bhadhoi, Uttar Pradesh, India. In the last 3 years, FARF has sponsored the education of over 200 kids, without any external funding. I will be grateful if you can donate for this noble cause.  Link here.

For consultative assignments, please drop me a note through the contact section, or at I will be happy to help you as my time and skill permits. 

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