Swati Dhingra

Swati Dhingra is Assistant Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics and Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Content by Swati Dhingra
  • Project

    Informal workers and labour market risk during COVID-19 in India

    Informal work, such as through casual, temporary, and contract work, is a defining feature of labour markets in many developing countries and more recently in developed countries. India has one of the highest shares of informal work in the world, estimated to be between 75-90 percent of all workers. It typifies the current concerns over informal workers suffering...

    10 Dec 2020 | Stephen Machin, Swati Dhingra

  • Blog post

    Minor relaxations of immigration policy will not make up for the economic impacts of a Brexit in the UK or India

    As the EU referendum approaches, Swati Dhingra considers how a Brexit is likely to affect British Asians and India’s economy. She writes that although Leave promises of eased immigration restrictions on Indians might appear attractive, they cannot make up for the severe economic consequences on the British, EU and global economies that a vote to leave would entail. This...

    22 Jun 2016 | Swati Dhingra

  • Blog post

    India is getting a raw deal on the EU-India Trade Agreement

    Last week India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Brussels for the EU-India summit. Speculations are rife that this will renew the talks on the stalled EU-India broad-based trade and investment agreement (BTIA). The European Union is India’s biggest trade and investment partner, and the trade agreement can in principle be a great boost to the Indian economy. But...

    5 Apr 2016 | Swati Dhingra