Nalini Gulati

Nalini Gulati completed an MPhil in economics at the University of Oxford in 2009. Her postgraduate research focused on health insurance in poor developing countries, involving an analysis of household survey data from India to examine the role of risk preference heterogeneity in the demand for health insurance. Prior to joining the IGC, she was an Economist at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) India where she worked on the Second Evaluation of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and other projects in their global health practice. She has also worked as a Short Term Consultant at the World Bank in New Delhi, India. Nalini holds a first class undergraduate degree in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi.  

Content by Nalini Gulati
  • Publication - Growth Brief

    Making the workplace work for women

    The traditional economic rationale for increased female labour force participation is that it benefits women directly and society indirectly. A new argument looks at how increased female labour force participation can boost aggregate economic growth and hence, benefit everyone, on average. Yet, several factors hinder women’s productive employment. This Growth Brief...

    8 Oct 2019 | Nalini Gulati, Farzana Afridi, Oriana Bandiera

  • Publications Reader Item

    Making the workplace work for women

    7 Oct 2019

  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Generating productive jobs in India

    Nalini Gulati, IGC Country Economist and Editor of Ideas for India, discusses why generating more productive jobs is one of the biggest challenges the Indian economy will grapple with over the next 5 years. This video is part of our #IGC10 campaign

    8 Sep 2019

  • Blog post

    Financial inclusion: Concepts, issues, and policies for India

    The International Growth Centre recently brought out a synthesis paper (Singh 2017) that lays out the basic concepts surrounding financial inclusion, and reviews a wide range of IGC and other studies on financial inclusion. At a workshop organised by the IGC in collaboration with Ideas for India and Indian Statistical Institute, Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School), S....

    6 Sep 2017 | Nalini Gulati, Nirvikar Singh

  • Blog post

    Governance and public service delivery in India

    The International Growth Centre recently produced a synthesis paper (Afridi 2017) bringing together insights from its research on governance and public service delivery in India, over the past seven years. At a workshop organised by the IGC in collaboration with Ideas for India and Indian Statistical Institute, Amarjeet Sinha (Ministry of Rural Development), Rajesh...

    30 Aug 2017 | Farzana Afridi, Nalini Gulati

  • Blog post

    Health policy and economic growth in India

    A new synthesis paper (Menon 2017) produced by the International Growth Centre brings together evidence from various health-related IGC studies on India undertaken over the past seven years, to draw implications for health policy. At a workshop organised by IGC in collaboration with Ideas for India and Indian Statistical Institute, Srinath Reddy (Public Health Foundation...

    23 Aug 2017 | Nalini Gulati, Nidhiya Menon

  • Blog post

    Smart policy for women’s economic empowerment in South Asia

    In this article, Jennifer Johnson and Nalini Gulati highlight the different trajectories of women’s economic empowerment across South Asia, based on a recent policy dialogue hosted by Evidence for Policy Design. On 23-24 March, ‘Smart Policy for Women’s Economic Empowerment’ brought together policymakers, private-sector actors, and civil-society representatives...

    21 Apr 2017 | Nalini Gulati, Jennifer Johnson