Megha Patnaik

Megha Patnaik is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Economics and Planning Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi Centre. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in June 2017. Her research interests include labour, macroeconomics, finance, and entrepreneurship.

She is a recipient of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Award in 2015 and the Kapnick Foundation Dissertation Fellowship from Stanford SIEPR in 2016. She completed her B.Sc. in mathematics from St. Stephen’s College and M.Sc. in econometrics and mathematical economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).

She has work experience as a data scientist at Intuit headquarters in Silicon Valley and also at the Indian Ministry of Finance in the Capital Markets Division.

Content by Megha Patnaik
  • Project

    Tax, lies, and red tape

    Weak institutional environments in poor countries may lead to lower tax compliance by firms. This may be especially true for family firms, whose owners have higher stakes in the firm and longer horizons, increasing their incentives for evasion, as well as access to local networks and information, increasing their opportunities for evasion. This project uses firm-level...

    25 May 2017 | Megha Patnaik