China Development Finance

Nara Sritharan

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Nara Sritharan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at AidData, where she conducts quantitative analysis of a number of development topics. Her primary research interests are foreign aid, geospatial analysis, China's impact in the Global South, and conflict.

Ph.D., Economics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

M.A., Economics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

B.Sc., Economics, University of Copenhagen

Prior to joining AidData, Nara completed her PhD in Economics at UMass Amherst. Her dissertation was on the political economy of peace and conflict, in particular peacebuilding and ethnic reconciliation in conflict/post-conflict countries. Nara is a Steering Committee member and Co-Founder of Diversifying and Decolonising Economics (D-Econ), and maintains affiliations with Security in Context and Human Security Lab.

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