Shilpa Aggarwal

Shilpa Aggarwal

Assistant Professor, Economics and Public Policy




Shilpa Aggarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Economics and Public Policy areas. She is a development economist, whose research aims to explore market linkages in developing countries. For her PhD dissertation, she examined the effects of a road construction program in India that connected remote rural areas to nearby markets. Her ongoing research is focused on agricultural supply chains in India and East Africa. She also works on issues pertaining to domestic trade, microfinance, and food policy.
Professor Aggarwal has a PhD from the University of California, Santa Cruz, an MA from the Delhi School of Economics and a BA from Shri Ram College of Commerce.



  • 2014 - Present: Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business

In the Media

August 19, 2015: Road to riches? An evaluation of India’s rural road programme - See more at:, Ideas for India.

July , 2015: Roads to Riches? An Evaluation of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, ISB Insight.