Sandhya Krishnan

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Indian Middle Class and its Development
  • Technology and its Impact on Socio-economic Development
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Largescale Datasets


Sandhya enjoys working with large-scale datasets and unravelling the stories behind them, particularly, stories about India’s economic development. At the University, she is involved with the Initiative, Development Dialogues with Data, where large scale datasets are analysed to understand development trends in India and its policy implications.

Her most recent work focuses on the digitalisation of India’s financial sector and its impact on development. She has conducted several workshops on data analysis with R, at different organisations across India for graduate students and faculty.

Sandhya has earlier worked at Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics, NMIMS, Mumbai, Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE), Mumbai, and at the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai. 

Sandhya taught different courses in Econometrics and Indian Economy at these organisations. She has also been associated as a researcher with the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) Research Foundation and the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi.

Sandhya received her PhD from the University of Amsterdam and MA in Economics from the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai. 

She also enjoys public speaking, and is an active member of Toastmasters International, a US-headquartered nonprofit educational organisation that operates clubs worldwide to help people develop communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.


Book Chapters

Journal Article


  • Assessment of the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme Implemented in Ashram Schools of Maharashtra: A Third Party Evaluation. (2008). Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai.