Curriculum Vitae
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CURRENT EMPLOYMENT
Economist, Bank for International Settlements

EDUCATION

PhD in Economics, 2022
Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)
Thesis: Essays on technology adoption in emerging markets
External
jury: Tommasso Valletti (President), Daniel Bjorkegren, Helena Perrone
Advisors:
Renato Gomes, Stephane Straub, Daniel Ershov, Isis Durrmeyer

MRes in Economics, 2018
Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

MSc in Economics, 2014
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

BA (with honors) in Economics, 2013
Miranda House, University of Delhi


WORK EXPERIENCE

Teaching Instructor, TSE, 2017-2019

Consultant, OECD, July 2020-March 2021

Consultant, ICRIER, New Delhi, July 2017- September 2017

Research Assistant, ICRIER, New Delhi, September 2014-July 2016

Consultant, World Bank, New Delhi, November 2014-June 2016


WORKING PAPERS

"Explaining smartphone adoption in India"

"The short term cost of cash and digitisation: Evidence from a natural experiment in India"

with Mauro Pisu and Helia Costa

"Imitation of product characteristics in the mobile handset market"

with Luise Eisfeld


PUBLICATIONS

Mobile Payments and Interoperability: Insights from the Academic Literature”, Milo Bianchi, Matthieu Bouvard, Renato Gomes, Andrew Rhodes, and Vatsala Shreeti, TSE Working Paper, n. 21-1279, December 2021.

"The Impact of Bilateral Investment Treaties on FDI Inflows into India: Some Empirical Results", Parnil Urdhwareshe, Jaivir Singh, Vatsala Shreeti, Foreign Trade Review, p.00157325211027374, 2020.


AWARDS AND HONORS
Research Fellowship, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 2022

Research Scholarship, UT1 Capitole-TSE, October 2021 - April 2022

Award for Job Market Paper, TSE, 2021, 4000

Research Fellowship, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 2020

Doctoral Scholarship, UT1 Capitole-TSE, 2017-2020

Jean Jacques Laffont Graduate Scholarship, 2016-17

Charpak BCS Scholarship, Embassy of France in India, 2016-17

Malan Devi Bhalla Prize for best student in Economics, University of Delhi, 2013

Angeli Qwatra Prize for excellence in Social Sciences, University of Delhi, 2013

Principal's Golden Jubilee Certificate, University of Delhi, 2013


SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES

2022
Indian School of Business (invited), CESifo (Munich), Centre for Competition Policy (University of East Anglia), Bank for International Settlements, Institute-Mines Telecom (Paris), Uber, Ofcom, Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedebad), Analysis Group (Paris), Positive Competition (Brussels), Charles Rivers Associates (London), Ashoka University (declined), NBER Economics of Digitization workshop (declined), NBER Economics of Privacy workshop (declined)

2021
NBER Economics of Digitisation workshop, EBE Summer Meeting Plenary Session (Munich), 4th Doctoral workshop of Economics of Digitisation (TSE, Toulouse), ICDE (Bordeaux), EARIE (Bergen), OECD brown bag seminar, ICRIER Half-Baked Seminar (New Delhi), EUDN PhD seminar (Wageningen)

2020
EUI (Florence, cancelled), University of Warwick (UK), EBE Summer Meeting (Munich, cancelled); Applied Micro workshop, (TSE), BID workshop, (TSE)

2019

EARIE (Barcelona), Applied Micro workshop (TSE)

2018

DLPP workshop (TSE) , Industrial Organisation workshop (TSE)

2013

LSE Summer School in Econometrics


SKILLS AND MENTORSHIP

Technical: MATLAB, Stata, R, LaTeX

Languages: English, Hindi, Maithili (native); French (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Mentorship: Mentor for Women in Economics at TSE and for Women in Economics and Policy

Others: Electronic Keyboard, Painting