Sakshi Gupta

Sakshi Gupta is a PhD student at Columbia University. Her primary research interests lie in the areas of labour, gender, and development economics. She holds a Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelors from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.

Content by Sakshi Gupta
  • Blog post

    Do Rwanda’s cities increase worker productivity and welfare?

    Developing economies are quickly urbanising and must weigh the amenities and disamenities of city life as they grow because the urbanisation process is important for productivity and wage growth. Rwanda is urbanising rapidly and recognises the importance of urbanisation to overall economic growth. Starting from the current urbanisation rate of 18.5%, Rwanda’s Vision 2050...

    11 Aug 2022 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Is there an urban wage premium in Rwanda?

    Rwanda has prioritised urbanisation as a major driver of growth. Our research uses high quality household data to examine whether similar individuals earn and consume more in Rwanda’s cities than would do in its rural areas. We find that nominal urban wages and consumption are larger for urban areas than for rural areas, and larger for bigger cities than for...

    2 Jun 2021 | Jonathan Bower, Carlo Menon, Sakshi Gupta

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Is there an urban wage premium in Rwanda?

    This paper uses household data from Rwanda to analyse the urban wage premium and urban consumption premium. We find that both nominal wage and nominal consumption of workers in Rwanda are significantly higher in urban areas than in rural areas - and correlate to city size - even when individual characteristics are controlled for. This implies some form of agglomeration...

    22 Mar 2021 | Jonathan Bower, Sakshi Gupta, Carlo Menon