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Neha joined Aston University as Research Fellow for the Enterprise Research Centre in September 2017. She is currently working on projects related to programme and policy analysis in relation to SMEs, scale-ups and high growth firms. Prior to this, alongside her PhD, she also worked extensively with various police forces across the UK as a research assistant for the Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing at the University of Birmingham.  

Her PhD topic focused on the impact of affirmative action policies on targeted individuals in India, with particular reference to public employment quotas, and the effect of women's working status on incidences of domestic violence. Her main interests lie in development and labour economics, as well as, policy and programme analysis

Teaching Activity

  • Introduction of Microeconomics 
  • Open Economy (Macroeconomics) 
  • Econometrics with Development Applications 
  • Political Economy and Economic Policy 
  • Topics in Development Economics

Research Interests

  • Development Economics 
  • Labour Economics 
  • Policy Analysis

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • The Economics Network 
  • Royal Economics Society


  • Research Assistant, Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing, University of Birmingham (June 2016 – May 2017)  
  • Teaching Assistant, Aston University (September 2016 – January 2017)  
  • Assistant in MSc Dissertation Supervision, University of Birmingham (June 2014 – September 2014)  
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham (January 2014 – December 2016)

External positions

External Associate , Centre for Police, Crime and Justice


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