Aaditya Dar is a development economist. His research examines the social, political and historical factors that cause and accentuate poverty, and how individuals and communities can break away from these structural constraints. One strand of his work focuses on elite formation, state capacity, conflict and governance. A second strand engages with agrarian issues such as technology adoption, groundwater depletion and agricultural trading markets. Aaditya has a PhD from George Washington University, MA from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and BA from University of Delhi.


  • Ph D , The George Washington University 2018
  • MA , Tata Institute of Social Sciences 2009
  • BA , Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi 2007


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Dar, Aaditya

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy